scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: What MB are you working on?
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Wed Apr 26 2000 - 09:05:03 CDT
What MB are you working on?
My sons and some members of their Troop were on a recent Scout outing in
their town (picturesque little town of Ojai in southern CA) to collect some
dead wood for a Pioneering MB project. They were on a bike trail behnind
the SM's house and were cutting dead stuff that stuck out on the bike trail.
Suddenly they heard a voice on a loudspeaker say "Stop what you are doing,
Put down your saws!"
Behind was a police car. They were approached by 2 of the town's finest and
told that they were in violation of the law. They had not obtained the
correct permit for removing the dead wood and were "possibly depleting the
oxygen of the valley, a Class C misdomeanor." When the SM protested that the
dead trees were coming from his property line he was cautioned that he was
also in violation of his deed restrictions and would have to present his plan
to the neighborhood "beautification" committee as well as get the necessary
permits from city hall.
Well I guess they just moved from the Pioneering MB to the Citizenship in the
Chris in Houston