Sit. Rep. #130: Good for the Soul, Riparian Zones

1- These blogs, these Sit. Reps. are written primarily for Scouts, parents, and Scout Leaders.  I also try to make the information useful to anyone that is beginning or refreshing their camping and outdoor skills.  At best I consider myself an Outdoors Person.  I am not a good hunter or fisherman.  But I love going … Read more

Sit. Rep. #129: Ethics Plan, Cold Joints, Talents

1- A few thoughts about Outdoor Ethics: Plan.  A well-thought-out plan will help you minimize your environmental impact.  Such as – travel/hike/visit during non-peak periods… Planning involves knowing any and all special considerations such as Tour Permits, Fees, Max. Group Size, Latrine Usage, Designated Campsites… Plan for bad weather, environmental and man-made hazards, and possible … Read more

Sit. Rep. #119: CQ, Down Hill, Sharks

1- Where to camp?  The basic answer, that Scouts follow, is where you make the least impact on the environment, wildlife, and fellow campers.  Most State & Federal parks (and private campgrounds) have specific campsites that you MUST use. In wilderness areas these are some of my considerations when selecting an area to set up … Read more