scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Hammocks
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 08:35:26 CDT
I have hunted high and low in the literature and cannot find any
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?
The Guide to Safe Scouting is silent on the subject. There is no prohibition.
What on earth would be the rationale for this, anyway?
We have Scouts who live all summer as camp staff in those jungle-hammocks
with integral mosquito netting. One of the Scouts in the Venturing unit
attached to our troop always sleeps in a hammock.
Maybe someone was referring to the well-known opportunity for the adult
leader to get into one? This might eat into her/his "hour per week," so that
might be why it would be unacceptable <G>.
Going to nap in my hammock now,
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...