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    Good grief. Well there's always Outward Bound.
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    ....sorta' makes ya' wonder just what makes these yahoos think any animals would wanna' eat 'em in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyC2639 View Post
    Its short enough I can place the whole article here. Clearly our universities are intent on producing snowflakes. So I guess the Outdoor Recreation Club will just watch slide shows. How pitiful.

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State University says it has banned its near-century-old outdoor recreation club from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness. The 98-year-old Penn State Outing Club announced last week that the university will no longer allow the club to organize outdoor, student-led trips starting next semester. The university’s offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management made the determination that the hiking, camping and other outdoors-focused activities the student-led club has long engaged in are too risky.

    The Outing Club’s current president Richard Waltz tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the decision wasn’t an open dialogue and they weren’t briefed on the determination. A Penn State spokeswoman says student safety is the school’s primary focus. Two other outdoor recreation clubs also have been directed to end trip offerings.
    Ok, this is the 21st century. Outing has a whole different context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    To be fair, wild animal attacks have been on the rise in recent years in the state of Pennsylvania, with there being something of an issue regarding the overpopulation of coyotes leading to them wandering into the suburbs and attacking people/pets, ergo it's not really surprising that Penn State University would prefer to mitigate the risk of getting sued over wild animal attacks by suspending their clubs' outdoor activities.
    I'd be curious to know what kind of attacks there are. I know coyotes love to eat cats but I've never heard of one attacking a person unless it was rabid. My property is riddled with coyotes and in 30 years hand to God I've never even seen one. I do hear the shrill cries of the packs every night going on the hunt.

    But in any event to the larger point. Being worried about public opinion, reprisals law suits etc is exactly what's wrong with this country. I am sure they could take reasonable precautions and live through some day trips into the woods. Our country is turning into a bunch of pansies and our colleges are encouraging it.
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    I'd lay this at the feet of the personal injury attorneys and the people who want to strike it rich in the litigation lottery by suing deep pockets for the consequences of their own stupidity and/or carelessness.

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    When I was a kid, I slept in the woods whenever I had the chance, cool weather with no school. I never got ate by anything.

    The "wilderness", even REAL wilderness in New Mexico or other western states, is MUCH safer than Central Park or Detroit or the south side of Chicago. Some of these punks likely go home to cities like this over the holidays.
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    How is the great outdoors any more dangerous than a Penn State locker room?
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