scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Hammocks
Brian Nielsen (brian.nielsen@TCS.WAP.ORG
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 05:47:08 CDT
on 6/29/00 4:35 PM, Joe Marsh at propwash@AIRMAIL.NET wrote:
> 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?
Is it possible this is a confused "prohibition"? I understand the simplest,
most lite-weight hammocks (ones without spreader-bars) are no longer
marketable (and haven't seen them in any stores or catalogs for the last
couple of years). I'm not certain which Federal agency would have banned
them, but it was a safety issue (either too easy to fall out of cracking
your head on whatever you landed on, or to easy to get stuck in?).
I am not aware of any Scouting prohibition.
ASM - T1946