View Poll Results: If a Hammock Camping Merit Badge Group-buy is offered, I would order:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    Can't tell, but is that a big pole in the middle whereby you have supporting posts in a circle around it?

    I keep wanting to talk to someone at some of these scout reservations that they need something like this. One of them near me has a large covered teepee shelter that looks like it would be perfect for hanging - but probably isn't engineered for that.
    Pretty close. It's actually three poles that are about 4" in diameter lashed together with a single pole extension to support the center of the parachute. We either tied the outer ends to trees or staked out poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    I don't believe so. It was a group buy several years ago - no one is actively selling them at this time. You could always lead a group buy if you're interested .
    Haven't heard any proposal since 2013, is there possible someone could lead a group buy ? the badge just not available else where.

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    I know this is an old thread but I would also like to get my hands on a handful of these patches.

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    There is some really good responses to this post and some excellent ideas. I think there is enough here to maybe present it to nation and see what can co e out of it. I guess it would need to be presented to your local council and get them to move it up the line. I know my son would get this badge.

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    Maaan I love this thread, there are some good ideas. I am also the leader of a scout. Group called pathfinders it is a coed club , and one thing I've learned with honors/merit badges, is the basic. Should be simple, even like in our group a level two or three honor could have some of the more complex things. Grizzs' list was spot on. Teach
    1 hang a hammock
    2 insulation
    3. Simple tarp set ups
    4 (1st priority) choosing a camp site
    Knots for hanging &or hammock suspension
    5 And thend have 2 weekend camp outs in a hammock, put
    Preferably w different weather conditions...,

    Its what I've thought about for our. Club struction to get it because we have clubs all over the world, this set up works with clubs even out side out standard us set up.gives a world club possibility

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    I realize this is a very old thread.

    While I like the concept of encouraging hammock camping in Scouting, and I support some sort of award, the notion of encouraging Scouts to flaunt official uniform policy, if it means wearing an unofficial "merit badge", seems like a really bad idea.

    Now, if National got behind this, that would be different.
    Last edited by TominMN; 04-22-2016 at 16:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TominMN View Post
    While I like the concept of encouraging hammock camping in Scouting, and I support some sort of award, the notion of encouraging Scouts to flaunt official uniform policy, if it means wearing an unofficial "merit badge", seems like a really bad idea.

    Now, if National got behind this, that would be different.
    I agree. Being raise as an Air Force brat and being around uniforms my entire life, I've very much of the attitude: "Wear the uniform correctly, or don't wear it at all"

    That being said, An event patch that hangs from the button on the right breast pocket would be acceptable by BSA Uniform standards. A patrol patch could also work, if the "merit badge" badges are already made, they could be worn in place of a patrol patch and be acceptable as well.

    -Lindrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindrome View Post
    I agree. Being raise as an Air Force brat and being around uniforms my entire life, I've very much of the attitude: "Wear the uniform correctly, or don't wear it at all"

    That being said, An event patch that hangs from the button on the right breast pocket would be acceptable by BSA Uniform standards. A patrol patch could also work, if the "merit badge" badges are already made, they could be worn in place of a patrol patch and be acceptable as well.

    -Lindrome
    The "Hammock Patrol" would probably work but any temporary patch on the right pocket has to be officially approved and produced by a licensed vendor. Not sure if this would qualify under the Uniform Standard exception that has some sort of provision for Council-level approval.

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