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    It finally happened

    I've been hanging in our troop for about 2 years and finally "infected" a couple of scouts.

    After summer camp, our Scoutmaster's youngest talked his parents into replacing his bed with a hammock. This same scout is going to try hammock camping this weekend along with my son.

    In the famous words of Shug, "WOOOO BUDDY!"
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    The scoutmaster's son talked him into replacing the bed at home, full time, with a hammock? Nice!

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    the infection is spreading in my troop as well
    I used my hammock at several camps last year - and in the summer at a jamboree - My son has his as well -
    2 leaders have purchased hammocks for this weekend camp - another was going to buy one but none in stock also have a few scouts that look like they want to try hanging.

    I figure by our 2014 canoe trip most of the youth ( and leaders ) will be in hammocks

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    Right on!! It seems to take a bit to catch but once it does it goes like crazy
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
    Byron

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketBoy View Post
    The scoutmaster's son talked him into replacing the bed at home, full time, with a hammock? Nice!
    Yep. His mom had a hand in this as dad (the Scoutmaster) was at the National Jambo with his oldest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    the infection is spreading in my troop as well
    I used my hammock at several camps last year - and in the summer at a jamboree - My son has his as well -
    2 leaders have purchased hammocks for this weekend camp - another was going to buy one but none in stock also have a few scouts that look like they want to try hanging.

    I figure by our 2014 canoe trip most of the youth ( and leaders ) will be in hammocks
    Ya, summer camp we had 3 of the older boys buy cheap cotton "lounging" hammocks from the Trading Post and I helped them set those up.

    Little by little. mwhaahaa /evilgrin
    Last edited by Stormstaff; 09-13-2013 at 13:43.
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    It's catching on in our troop as well. Started last spring with one of our adults leaders and his son (with heavy influence from SMJerry). Spread to my son in anticipation of our upcoming week long back trip in the summer. I tested his one night and was sold. So on the summer trip of 6 scouts and 3 adults - we had 5 hammocks! Will be fun to watch it spread further this next year!

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    You people know that this is reportable to the CDC, right? The may send in a tem with hazmat suits.

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    I introduced hammock camping to my old troop several years ago. SM and ASM caught the bug then a few kids. They recently did a hike on the AT. Only one person tented. The rest did hammocks. I got this bug in 07 when I met Tom Hennessy at world jambo. I think its a good thing but also I think kids should learn sharing a tent once in a while in case they gotta go to the ground. It's hard to find a place to hang in the middle of the field at a camporee unless you plan for making a system to hang from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smTim View Post
    It's catching on in our troop as well. Started last spring with one of our adults leaders and his son (with heavy influence from SMJerry). Spread to my son in anticipation of our upcoming week long back trip in the summer. I tested his one night and was sold. So on the summer trip of 6 scouts and 3 adults - we had 5 hammocks! Will be fun to watch it spread further this next year!
    Thanks for blaming me Tim... hahaha... glad I could help... We gotta get out some time. Love to hang with ya
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    Re: It finally happened

    Fairly successful. Scoutmaster's son stayed toasty warm with pads, my son got a little cool until he realized the UQ needed some adjustments and I sleep good enough.

    Now the Scoutmaster & another Asst Scoutmaster started talking about possibly using hammocks as a lower cost alternative to get our boys backpacking.

    If that happens, I guess I'll be hanging out (pun intended) in the DIY section more, hehe
    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Asst Scoutmaster of Troop 319, St George, IL

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