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    Hammock camping with BSA Troop in Valley Fiorge

    Went camping with the Boy Scouts this weekend in beautiful Valley Forge, Pa. Only 3 of the 8 campers brought their hammocks! I made hammocks for the entire troop last year!

    My son, the Scoutmaster, and myself were the only hammockers. The 5 kids that didn't bring their hammocks were jealous.

    Any way, here are some shots of my setup,
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    Scout Master Troop 303, Carneys Point, NJ

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    Good on ya! I fish in the little feeder creek on the left side of the entrance into Valley Forge National Park when I visit family down there. Used to run around the park twice to taper-down for the Philadelphia Distance Run (Half Marathon) when I had knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundy71 View Post
    Went camping with the Boy Scouts this weekend in beautiful Valley Forge, Pa. Only 3 of the 8 campers brought their hammocks! I made hammocks for the entire troop last year!

    My son, the Scoutmaster, and myself were the only hammockers. The 5 kids that didn't bring their hammocks were jealous.

    Any way, here are some shots of my setup,
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347760357.194291.jpg
    I be displaying my new hammock gear to the parents of my pack and I am sure when me and my son get set up at our first camping trip this year we will have a lot of interested parties. Good job trying to get some young ones hooked.

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    Hats off to you, for your involvement in scouting. There really should be a hammock badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddled View Post
    Hats off to you, for your involvement in scouting. There really should be a hammock badge.
    especially considering the knots, leave no trace, innovations and such. let the boys diy and give them a badge.

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    Its great to go with the scouts Ive seen some really great looking setups

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    I wish I would have known that you were going to be there as I'm not even 10 minutes from the park. I didn't even know you could camp there. Well next time shoot me a PM and I'll stop by/ help out how ever you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddled View Post
    Hats off to you, for your involvement in scouting. There really should be a hammock badge.
    Funny you should mention that. There is an "unofficial" hammock merit badge, complete with requirements. See this thread.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=49631
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggcarl View Post
    I wish I would have known that you were going to be there as I'm not even 10 minutes from the park. I didn't even know you could camp there. Well next time shoot me a PM and I'll stop by/ help out how ever you need.
    We didn't camp in the park, Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department runs a three site scout camp. Very nice camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    Funny you should mention that. There is an "unofficial" hammock merit badge, complete with requirements. See this thread.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=49631
    I saw this thread, I pm'ed the thread author, and I hope I can get some of them!
    Scout Master Troop 303, Carneys Point, NJ

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