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    Senior Member Lone Wolf's Avatar
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    Scouts & Hammock Camping

    Hi Everyone,
    I thought I would start a thread for all the Boy/Cub & Girl Scout parents that either hang with thier group or are interested in using hammocks for themselves and thier scout. I was hoping to get a head count and see if we can share experiences, resources and of course, funny stories.

    Based on other threads, it seems we have a sizable group.

    Would love to hear from former scout parents as well.

    The main thrust of this thread will be hammock camping to keep true to the forum's intentions.


    I have been a leader of various positions in the past 6 yrs. Anything from Den Leader, Cubmaster, Commitee chair, Outdoor event coordinator, trainer, Asst Scout Master, merit badge counselor, pine wood derby, yada, yada, yada.

    I believe in the values of scouting.

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    One. (headcount). Am I first? One in Brownies and 2 in Jr. Girl Scouts. Looking forward to volunteering when they start doing more camping type stuff...


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I won't repeat my Trip report but you can go to the thread here

    I'll just chime in for the head count: I'm an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow member. I'm now returning to scouting with my Son in Webelos who is well on his way to his arrow of light before crossing over next year.

    Good thread by the way LW.

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    I'm one of the adult leaders in my troop for the webelos, and the venture scouts. No kids, I just volunteer as I grew up in the troop!

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    Adult scouter here along with my son who crossed over this past spring. I'm currently the only hanger, hopefully get some more converts this fall.
    To Boldly Hang Where No One Has Hung Before...

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    Cub Scout leader from Bear all the way thru Weblos 2 and have been a ast. SM for 6 yrs now. Have been to Philmont twice. OA Brotherhood member and am currently a section advisor as well as work in the kitchen and have served on a Dixie staff.Have been a District Commisioner as well as serve on the District and Council training teams.I have been a roundtable commisioner. Went to National Jamboree in '05. I recieved my Woodbadge beads in '02 and recieved my 3rd bead in '04 and have served on 2 WB staffs. New to hammock camping but several of the boys have been doing it for awhile. My son is a Eagle scout and a Vigil member of the OA as well as a dancer and drummer on the OA Dance and drum team.He has been to NYLT and he has been to Philmont as well.He went to Jambo in '05 and NOAC.
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    i realize this flies in the face of God and country and makes me about as unpatriotic as can be, but In all my years and many attempts with myself and other family members I have never found a Scout troop (Boy or Girl) that was worth the paper the charter was printed on.

    There... I've had my say. Now you all go about your business and do it right, cause there are more than enuf place that don't.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    I got certified with the girl scouts when my daughter was in them.

    Funniest part, I carried all my stuff in my backpack the 1/4 mile to our site for the training as did a friend who got certified with us. He went back to get something from his truck and ALL the other ladies filled the back of his truck with their stuff. I was laughing my arse off when I saw him driving back.

    I asked my boys if they wanted to join, they said they would rather go hiking with me.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

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    I was involved with my boys from Tigers through Scouts. Served in about every position except SM. I'm currently involved with my nephew's troop as an ASM.
    Peace,
    Joe

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    Asst Scoutmaster here. Son is First Class 'bout to finish Star.

    Daughter is a Girl Scout that is VERY active in camping. (good thing)
    ------- AKA "4D's" ----------------
    "Oh yeah, to keep it on topic. I sewed on my hammock today"

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