in On My Honor

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780226517049
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226517032 | DOI:

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This chapter presents the fifth-day experience of Jay Mechling while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. The staff and seniors took the troop across the lake to the Old Usonia campsite, where the troop picked up the jeep trail that led troop to Little Bare Ass Slide (LBAS). The troop crossed the lake in boats and canoes, arriving at Old Usonia. Patrol campfires followed dinner and individual sports. After such a tiring day, the boys needed something more quiet and restful than a troop campfire. Mechling walked from one patrol site to another, but there seemed not to be much in the way of campfires at any site. In the main, boys were milling about in small groups or lounging in their sleeping bags.

Keywords: Old Usonia campsite; patrol campfires; Little Bare Ass Slide; sleeping bags

Chapter.  4322 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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