scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Troop owned gear
Roman J. Smith (Roman.J.Smith.13@ND.EDU
Wed Mar 29 2000 - 07:56:50 CST
Rich Locke wrote:
>I would think your arrangement is more typical than off the
>wall. Observing at local Council and district events:
>Most troops seem to own 1 or more "Chuck Boxes" with cooking
>About 50% of troops own patrol dining flys
>About 25% of troops provide troop-owned tents
>0% of troops furnish sleeping bags, packs, cots and other
>What have others on the list observed?
In our troop each patrol "owns" it own patrol box with cook gear and
propane stove. We also have one troop owned propane tank for each patrol
with goose neck. The troop also owns tents, tarps, lanterns, a trailer,
flags, rope and twine, a box of tableware and cookware and camp chairs
(chairs donated for adult use). We have 2 tarps large enough for dining
flies , but no frames. (We have 3 patrols, a fourth one crossing over soon.)
Some of our tents are vintage canvas and used only on special occasions.
Two large round Korea era army surplus canvas tents are used for winter
We have two computers (old technology) a file cabinet, and shelving. All
of those items were donated. Storage tubs were purchased as needed.
Roman J. Smith, SM Troop 505 / CM, Ship 505
-I used to be an Owl