Camp OhDaToKa Staplekamp Field
When you enter Camp OhDaKoTa the first view you have from the parking lot is Staplekamp Field. If the field is not maintained, groomed or mowed it will not be visually appealing to those who visit or utilize camp. Staplekamp Field is utilized for camping by Units, Districts and our Council, other Councils, as well as out of Council groups. The field is used for sports, summer camp program, klondike activities, District events, OA functions and a multitude of other uses.
It is a huge concern that if the field is not mowed, it will attract unwanted pests, ticks, fleas, mosiquitos and unwaranted rodents. Tall grass is a breeding ground for bugs and snakes.
Tall grass poses a whole litany of problems, not only relating to the health of the field and infacive species, but also in regards to safety. If the field is mowed only on occasion when the grass is overly high, it is easy to miss objects and debris that the mower can inadvertently run over damaging equipment.
For these reasons, we petition that Staplekamp Field at Camp OhDaKoTa is maintained for the use of Program for Scouts rather than being turned into unusable prairie land.