Scouting, Volume 82, Number 2, March-April 1994 Page: 6
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reservations will be accepted for many
of the 156 national forests located in the
continental United States, Alaska, and
Fees also changed Jan. 1. They are:
reservation, $7.50 for family, $15 for group;
cancellation fee, $7.50.
1994 Quality Pack Award refinement
A refinement has been made in the National
Quality Pack Award for 1994: The National
Summertime Pack Award has been removed
—\ as part of criterion
No. 9 related to
tion was made be-
cause Cub Scout
packs did not know the Summertime Pack
Award would be a required item last sum-
mer. (Note, however, that the Summertime
Pack Award will be added in 1995 as a part
of criterion No. 3.)
Troops win recycling story contest
Two troops earned honors—and cash—in
last year's "Best Paper Recycling Story"
contest. Sponsored by the American Forest
& Paper Association (AFPA), the annual
contest encourages recycling by awarding a
$500 cash prize to five national winners and
$250 to 19 regional winners. From more than
250 entries, St. Louis, Mo., Troop 661 won at
the national level while Chapel Hill, N.C.,
Troop 39 took regional honors.
Troop 661 wrote about its 14-year effort of
recycling 18.2 million pounds of paper. The
troop shares its profits with its local Amer-
ican Cancer Society chapter. Since 1978, the
project has generated $14,730 for the Scouts
and more than $18,000 for the American
In its contest entry, Troop 39 wrote about
a 15-year recycling program. Over time,
companies have sent old documents for the
Scouts to recycle. A local newspaper shred-
ded unsold papers into 50-pound bales and
donated them to the Scouts to sell to resi-
dents for mulch. Last year the troop recycled
almost a half-million pounds of paper that
otherwise would have ended up in landfills.
Rule one: read this; Rule two: grin
England's Scouting magazine recently re-
printed a local unit's "rules" for transporting
Scouts via a minibus. (On this side of the
pond we call it a minivan.) Little else was
Items of interest
for leaders of
Boy Scouts, and
lost in translation, so we offer:
Rules of This Minibus
(1) The driver is always right. (2) If
the driver is wrong, see Rule 1. (3) It is
the duty of one passenger to (a) sit in
the front seat, and more than one passenger
to (b) navigate to a high level of competence,
and (c) occasionally compliment the driver on
his/her high standard of driving.
(4) No part of a person or inanimate object
must protrude from the bus at any time
whilst in transit...except (a) if the driver
wishes to make a hand signal, (b) the pay-
ment of tolls, parking fees, and so on require
it, or (c) the bus is in a drive-through Mc-
Donald's. (5) The person sitting over the fuel
tank must know how to use a fuel pump.
(6) The co-driver must be in possession of
a valid checkbook, credit card, or enough uni-
versal gift vouchers to cover any require-
ment involving problems in Rule 5. (7) It is
the duty of all members of the party to pay
attention while the bus is maneuvering (for
example, parking) and to feed back informa-
tion to the driver. This information must be
concise, accurate, and intelligible.
(8) With reference to Rule 7—it is possi-
ble that certain hand signals may be impossi-
ble for the driver to see or accurately inter-
pret. The driver is not able to pick up
brainwaves. And E.S.P. is to be discouraged.
(9) Consumption of food, drink, or confec-
tionery is permitted under the following con-
ditions: (a) no spillage, mess, or sticky fin-
gers, (b) the driver is not left out (carefully
choose your moment to offer the driver any-
thing; for example, not when negotiating
roundabouts, overtaking, or maneuvering in
heavy town traffic, or even driving.
(10) Any contact with persons wearing flat
caps with checkered bands [police] is to be
conducted with great respect.
Sign up now for 1995 high adventure bases
All three BSA national high adven-
ture bases will soon begin acept-
ing 1995 contingent (not indi-
vidual) reservations. Such
space requests are on a
first come, first served
lint f Phone Northern Tier
(Minn.) at (218) 365-4811
id Florida Sea Base at (305)
664-4173. Units and councils in-
terested in (continued on page 5U)
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