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Kids are usually afraid of admitting wrong doing

why because there is usually some sort of punishment


Why admit you did something wrong and get punished when you can deny it and get away with it..


Adults can supervise and still let the Boys accomplish their goal..without being overshadowing and authoritive...


We cooked our meals ...adults sat around and Watched

We Pitched or Baker Tents...adults sat around and Watched

We Built our fires.. adults sat around and watched


We Watched them cook a desert for themselves in a Dutch oven...We watched and Learned we added Dutch Oven cooking to our Camp out routine


We watched and Wondered why they Lashed together a Rack by their Baker tent and we said man that is Smart.. and when they lashed together tables to eat at we started doing the same



We were never told by Adults we had to do anything. They Lead by Example..


If anything New Fangled Equipment is destroying Traditional Scouting...

Light Weight Pop Up Tents instead of Canvas Heavy tent like Baker and Wall Tents

Portable Canvas Chairs, Canvas Portable Tables instead of Lashing camp furniture

The Art of cooking on fire instead of Heating on a Stove


Before anyone Starts saying we were a Backpacking Troop..well I am Glad You were able to because If we wanted to Hike any distance we had to Hike on Paved Roads..We had to Make Laps around the Camps..I was not interested in making 30 Laps around Camp to Hike 5 Miles..


When we wanted to go Hiking we went to Philmont.


I was a Scout in the 1970's and 1980's

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SeattlePioneer writes:


"Where is our curly horned African antelope when we need him?"


Yes, if you must cut the nuts off your unit's Patrol Method, "Adult Association" at mealtimes is your most effective surgical option. :)


Yours at 300 feet,





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