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Finding needy scouts
If your goal is that your gear end up with poorer scouts: Tell the committee chair of your troop that you want to donate gear, but only to families whose financial circumstances keep them from buyi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Looking for Advice on How to Sell / Donate Gear to My Scouts
January 30, 8:46pm

Re: Lightweight Scouting Dissertation
Well done! Bravo! A few comments: Hand sanitizer and soap: Personally, I think hand sanitizer is a waste of space. I put a little Boraxo powdered soap in a small spice container. One ounce l...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Lightweight Scouting Dissertation
January 25, 8:14pm

Sit pad / Sleeping bag hot-spot
I cut a cheap CCF pad into strips about 10-12 inches wide. I strap 1 (warm weather) to 3 (cold weather) onto the outside of my pack. During a break the pads make pretty good seats. At night I stick...

In Multiple Use Gear » Sit pad / Sleeping bag hot-spot
January 10, 4:53pm

My failed and not-failed attempts
I have been on every backpacking trip our 4 year old troop has done. Failure: Before every backpacking trip, a week or two before, me and an ASM try talking to the scouts about gear: what to br...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
January 10, 4:36pm

Once or twice
Thanks for the feedback. To clarify, the troop in question camps regularly but does not backpack. My son's troop has about 15 overnight events each year. 1 or 2 are backpacking trips. Parti...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How often backpacking?
January 10, 4:25pm

How often backpacking?
I'm curious: how many times do your troops backpack each year? I have a friend whose son is in a troop that's scheduled 1 backpacking trip in the last 3 years, and that just seems downri...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How often backpacking?
January 09, 7:09pm

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