scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Ahem and all that
Tue Jun 13 2000 - 11:01:49 CDT
I rec'd the following:
<snip re at Philmont...>
>Everyone, youth and adult alike changes in the open. It is the only way
>keep "bear safe". (That is the big critters...not the lack of clothing.)
>We were told never to pee in the latrines. It leaves traces of salt on
>wood and critters chew it up. We were taught to pee on rocks
One can still go BEHIND a tent to change, as was done at my son's Philmont
trek which included two females (one adult, one teen) last summer.
Peeing on rocks IS accepted as part of LNT, because the animals can lick up
the residual salts without diggin into bark or shrubbery. This is the same
reason for not peeing in the latrines at Philmont. However, this was not the
venue being discussed in Pam's original post-- she was being told that the
boys wanted to "pee on trees" at camp. Of course, they shouldn't do that
anyway (LNT), and at camp there is a latrine for their use.
>Apparently, keeping each other from being mauled by bears is more important
>than other YP issues.
No reason why you can't accommodate both-- which was, I believe, the point of
the original thread. Sex/gender is no reason to disqualify persons for
leadership in Scouting.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...