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So apparently another gem to come out of new Baloo course material is:  Cub Scouts shouldn't carry their own water when camping/hiking.  This flies directly in the face of the 6 essentials of a hike, which is part of rank requirements for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos and Boys' Life and Scouting magazine social media accounts repeatedly publish articles highlighting the 6 essentials... I'm left perplexed. 

 

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The 2017 course material still speaks of the the six essentials:

As a quick reminder, the Cub Scout Six Essentials for hiking are a first-aid kit, a filled water bottle, a flashlight, trail food, sun protection, and a whistle.

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18 minutes ago, Gwaihir said:

So apparently another gem to come out of new Baloo course material is:  Cub Scouts shouldn't carry their own water when camping/hiking.  This flies directly in the face of the 6 essentials of a hike, which is part of rank requirements for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos and Boys' Life and Scouting magazine social media accounts repeatedly publish articles highlighting the 6 essentials... I'm left perplexed.

Me too as BALOO states

page 45

"Make sure all hikers are equipped with plenty of water for the hike."

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/510-033(17)BALOO.pdf

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19 minutes ago, Gwaihir said:

So apparently another gem to come out of new Baloo course material

Was this the online course material or the new in-person course for 2018?

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1 minute ago, Hawkwin said:

Was this the online course material or the new in-person course for 2018?

The new in-person course for 2018. 

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Wha ..... ?!?!? :blink:

But then ... who's supposed to carry all the water?! What if I take my 7 boys out hiking, am I supposed to carry it? My poor assistant? A mule? A llama?

Who's supposed to carry it? 

Am I supposed to carry it?

I don't wanna carry it. :(

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2 minutes ago, Gwaihir said:

The new in-person course for 2018. 

Do they have a logic for this (idiotic seeming) change? I am not saying you don't carry backup water (they are kids after all) but REALLY!?

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1 minute ago, The Latin Scot said:

Wha ..... ?!?!? :blink:

But then ... who's supposed to carry all the water?! What if I take my 7 boys out hiking, am I supposed to carry it? My poor assistant? A mule? A llama?

Who's supposed to carry it? 

Am I supposed to carry it?

I don't wanna carry it. :(

 

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3 minutes ago, Tampa Turtle said:

Do they have a logic for this (idiotic seeming) change? I am not saying you don't carry backup water (they are kids after all) but REALLY!?

When confronted with the 6 essentials for a hike, the trainers had no response and just cited the instruction manual. 

What's beyond parody is these kids carry water bottles to school with them, in their backpacks, pretty much wherever they go.  This is regressive to say the least.  "Be Prepared" :rolleyes:

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Just now, Chisos said:

Maybe the instructors just didn't know what they were talking about?

One can only hope.  I'm going to ask the training team at next roundtable. 

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8 minutes ago, RememberSchiff said:

Can't speak for instructors, but BALOO is clear
page 45

Scooped!

Edited by Hawkwin
Got beat to this response!

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