scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Summertime camping
Mick Cole (MicCCole@AOL.COM
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 05:19:15 CDT
In a message dated 7/10/2000 5:43:36 PM SA Western Standard Time,
> We're trying to make sure our troop camps 12 months out of the year
> (including a BSA summer camp), but BSA camps aren't available for
> ordinary troop camping from the beginning of June to about mid-August.
> State parks are pretty expensive, even with the new Texas law regarding
> conservation projects in lieu of entrance fees (which doesn't cover
> camping fees of essentially $8 per patrol per night). Any suggestions
> on where else to camp during the summer?
> If you reply to the list, please send a copy directly to me also to make
> sure I don't miss it. Thanks!
> Sarah Nunez
You may want to check out any national forests in your area. You can
generally camp anywhere you like within a national forest, with no fee (at
least in upstate NY), although facilities tend to be rather limited.
SM, Troop 62