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[at-l] Boy Scouts...LNT?
- Subject: [at-l] Boy Scouts...LNT?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (The Lurker)
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 22:38:51 -0600
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" <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: Charles Copeland <email@example.com>, AT List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>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 <email@example.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).
>> >hope they get bitten with the hiking "bug" like last year's group did.
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