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

Sorry about that.  Conciensous leaders help a lot.  Unfortunately, a lot of _them_ don't really have a 
clue.  Most of the youth are enthusiastic (read loud) 11-16 year olds.  We work at trying to teach them 
a love and respect for the outdoors.  It is interesting to watch them develop and improve as they get a 
bit older and more mature.

We try hard ato teach them but.....  If you have any boys in the 10-13 year range you know how 
witless they are.  I guess that we boys of _any_ age are a bit witless.  :)


6/24/01 12:45:05 PM, "William davis" <wpdlims@hotmail.com> wrote:

>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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