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[at-l] Boy Scouts...LNT?

On a dayhike yesterday I stopped by the Kirkridge shelter to hide from a 
severe thunderstorm screaming through and read the register to see who's 
been by recently.  You can imagine my disappointment when I opened the 
register and found that it was only two days old.  The first entry was by 
the ridgerunner who explained that a boy scout group had used the old one as 
a firestarter.  Seemed out of character for what the scouts are supposed to 
teach.  The highlight of the stop was that the 5th entry in the register was 
by "Wanchor".  Its always great to see lister's entries!


>From: The Lurker <lurker@ev1.net>
>To: Charles Copeland <charles@uswnet.com>, AT List <at-l@backcountry.net>
>Subject: Re: [at-l] Boy Scout Camp
>Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 22:55:59 -0600
>I just returned from a simular program.  I wish I could be as 
>complementary.  I can't.  You cannot teach
>knots by lecture.  You cannot teach five knots to inexperienced scouts in 
>an hour.  I tried to help but
>just couldn't get any help.  I even had our SM ask for help in the daily SM 
>meeting.  Once again the
>Pioneer program strikes out.
>The MB program was about average.  The boys had a good time.  Other than 
>the one severly
>homesick boy.  About Thursday he realized that we were NOT going to let him 
>call home and he
>calmed down.  It got to be a real test of wills for a while.
>Other than that, I had a good time.  Lots of places to walk and I saw a 
>moderate percentage of them.
>Food was good.  Food was plentiful.  The two don't always go together.  If 
>you are looking for a place
>in central Texas, contact me.  I'll give you the particulars.
>6/21/01 6:28:20 PM, Charles Copeland <charles@uswnet.com> wrote:
> >I have just spent 4 wonderful days at Camp Woodruff near Blue Ridge, GA.
> >Our troop sent 39 kids (double from last year), 22 of them are new scouts
> >(10 last year) that are participating in the "Mountain Man" program.
> >
> >This program "jump starts" the kids with 4 hours of class each day and an
> >overnight campout (tonight).  I wasn't sure how good this program was so 
> >spent my time with the new scouts.
> >
> >The program is great.  Their LNT class, orienteering, and knot-tying 
> >were excellent.  Their cooking class covers cooking with fires, charcoal,
> >white gas, and alcohol (albeit briefly) and the various dangers of each.
> >
> >Next month the kids will take what they've learned and start hiking on 
> >AT (straight up from Wesser to Rufus Morgan Shelter!) and they will be
> >cooking with alcohol stoves that I am making (simple ones but they work). 
>  I
> >hope they get bitten with the hiking "bug" like last year's group did.
> >
> >Charles
> >
> >
> >
> >
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