scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Hammocks
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 03:32:02 CDT
In a message dated 7/2/00 6:12:22 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> I have hunted high and low in the literature and cannot find any reference
> to hammocks. I have been told that they are prohibited in Scouting, but if
> that is true I can find no reference to back that up. Does anyone on this
> list know if there are any guidelines on this topic?
As an optional part of its summer program, Camp Gorsuch, Alaska issues
hammocks to troops who want to backpack into the hills for one night of their
summer camp. I doubt they'd do that if the equipment were illegal.
There's an awful lot of activities and equipment that are erroneously
identified as outlawed by BSA. I dunno where this stuff comes from.