scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Camping 101
Mark Adkins (madkins007@HOME.COM
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 23:40:19 CST
For some odd reason, I have been asked to teach "Camping 101" at our next
I appeal to the great and powerful 'List' for any ideas you might want to
The class, obviously, will focus on camping for the newbie (I am thinking of
calling it "Camping (is) For Dummies"!) With special attention to new Boy
Scout and Webelos leaders.
My goals, I think, will be to a.) instill an enthusiasm for camping, and b.)
getting them safely through their next few outings- 3-season stuff with a
car nearby, but I will HAVE to touch on winter camping because the class
will be in early November.
It has long been my personal contention that the keys to an enjoyable
campout (ESPECIALLY for new-comers) are staying comfortable (warm and dry,
or cool, etc.), sleeping well, eating well, and avoiding stupid injuries
(blisters, sunburn, and that sort of thing).
Lesson plans, games to play, points to make, handouts, books to recommend (I
WILL recommend the excellent camping videos by the BSA- IF they can find
them!) Anything you want to share will be appreciated!
Thank you for your help!