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Postby scubascout » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:03 pm

our camporee just got cancelled because it was to warm to kill all of the ticks and misquitos. This was council wide including everybody affiliated with the BSA. Venturers, seascouts, fire,police, ammbulance explorers.
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Postby FrankJ » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:10 pm

If we canceled camporees because of ticks-- we just would not have a camporee down here.

If you cancel camping because of mosquitoes -- you might as well close N Tier :cry:
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Postby Billiken » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:31 am

scubascout:

Where are you located....the Amazon rain forest?

BTW, the official bird of the Northern Tier Canoe Bases is the no-see-um mosquito. :D
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Postby Chief J » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:39 am

Agreed, if you cancelled camping events in SWPA because of ticks or mosquitoes we would never go camping except during the winter months.

Sounds like a lame excuse
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Postby wagionvigil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:49 am

We post poned one a few year back in the Winter. Travel was being restricted due to a winter storm. But two weeks later we still had it.
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Re: Camporee Cancelled

Postby RWSmith » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:15 am

scubascout wrote:our camporee just got cancelled because it was to warm to kill all of the ticks and misquitos. This was council wide including everybody affiliated with the BSA. Venturers, seascouts, fire,police, ammbulance explorers.
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Good grief!... PC! PC! PC! :roll:
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Postby 9009scoutmaster » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:34 am

Here on the Alabama-Georgia state line we have to remind the youth to check for ticks. I went to a National Camp school 20 plus years ago in the Florida panhandle and the ticks were so full they would constanly walk across your arm. The bed bugs were so bad it took 6 weeks for my legs to clear up.
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Postby wagionvigil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:47 am

All that just gets you ready for AP Hill and The National Jamboree :twisted:
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Postby scubascout » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:49 pm

they could garuntee safety during the day but not at night
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Postby wagionvigil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:14 pm

safety for what?
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Postby scubascout » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:36 pm

from westnile and ticks

I don't know why or how, but that's all i know
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Postby wagionvigil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:45 pm

I am hitting my head on the wall!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby scouter01 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:15 pm

FrankJ wrote:If we canceled camporees because of ticks-- we just would not have a camporee down here.

If you cancel camping because of mosquitoes -- you might as well close N Tier :cry:



Been there done that ( canoeing around northern teir, but not at it.) those flys and mosquitos are not very fun at all.
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Postby Mrw » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:11 pm

And I thought I had heard it all!

Ticks and mosquitoes are all over the place and the scouts would be exposed to them at home as well.

Rather than cancel an event for this type of reason, the troops should be instructing their scouts on how to properly dress and inspect themselves to minimize the impact of the pests.

The rational that we cancel events for mosquitoes would keep most troops in the country indoors much of the year. Southern troops for all year!
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Postby bearpatrolleaderinctown » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:31 pm

yep around the south unless it is super cold in the winter we still have ticks. my troop went camping last january it snowed at night but warmed up to about 60 the next day(the south is weird but still the best) and we all had ticks on our equipment and a few of us had some crawling on us. So cancelling a trip because of ticks and misquitos is just that someone in charge is not a true scout and hates camping i guess, but i cant say for sure, bugs and insects are just part of the camping experience.
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Postby fin24000 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:20 am

Yeah all I know is if they did that to us our troop would 1 maybe 2 camping trips a year..... I thinks its absurd that they would do that, are you sure theres no other reason?
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Postby scouter01 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:29 am

I wonder if its a conspiracy seriosely, has there been problems with planning it? or something?
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Postby RWSmith » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:23 am

My bet's on the conspiracy. 8)
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Postby Chief J » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:16 am

I'll go with conspiracy. Still sounds like a lame excuse for some organizers poor planning.

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Postby Billiken » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:20 am

Could also be an excuse to cancel for lack of turnout.

The last time we had a district spring camporee only 3 of the 9 troops showed up. Fortunately, we had "paired-up" with another district for the event.
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