scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Battery charging shoes?
Sat Jul 08 2000 - 05:52:14 CDT
Last fall I found out after a Campout (as we were unpacking back at our
meeting hall) that a scout had a cell phone along that he was sharing with
other scouts along the trip (His mother had sent it because this second year
scout was still suffering from homesickness. No one told me about it
beforehand and I only learned about it at the end of the trip. End result was
when I confronted Mom about it she moved him to another troop).
Increasingly I find a few adults bringing cell phones so they can conduct
business on the trail.
Cell phones certainly increase the ability to act quickly in serious
situations or for adult leaders with sick loved ones back at home that they
need to be in touch with.
Do any units have any clear and accepted by the group use of cell phones on
John Blanchard SM Troop 35 Narragansett Council