scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Thanks
Dan O'Canna (Dan.O'Canna@MAIL.STATE.KY.US
Wed Jul 26 2000 - 08:19:59 CDT
Many thanks to those who responded to my request for info
on summer camp cots.
The suggested repairs to our current cots have all been used
over the years and our basic problem is that the number
of existing cots worth repairing is dwindling.
Our camp supplies cabin style tents, wooden platforms, and
cots. Though the reasoning behind this decision has not
been passed on to this new member of the camping committee,
I suspect the following factors were considered when the
plan was first adopted. Tents: Most troops don't own tents
with an big enough foot print to meet the minimum square
footage requirements for long term camping. Cots: They--
thankfully--give a little more altitude for those times
when the locally indigenous skunk population wanders through
your tent. Platforms: It rains a lot in Kentucky. It costs
less per camper for the council to supply these items than
for the troops and individual campers to supply their own.
Certainly, the way our camp operates is not the only way.
Perhaps not even the best way, but it is the way things will
be for the foreseeable future.
Once again the combined experience and knowledge base of
this group has been of great service.
Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
Dan O'Canna Lexington, Kentucky