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



I can only hope that the ridgerunner was wrong and is assuming that it was a
Boy Scout Troop.  Hopefully a Troop that takes the time to get to the AT and
hike it is going to take better care than that.  If it really was a Troop,
I'd like to know its number and district.

Charles



----- Original Message -----
From: "William davis" <wpdlims@hotmail.com>
To: <at-l@backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [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!
>
> Dachs
>
>
> >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.
> >
> >Lurker
> >
> >
> >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
> >I
> > >spent my time with the new scouts.
> > >
> > >The program is great.  Their LNT class, orienteering, and knot-tying
> >classes
> > >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
> >the
> > >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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