Baby Sitters of America
Sat, 15 Sep 1990 09:20:00 EST
I saw in one of the posts mention of BSA meaning Baby Sitters of
America. As I said before, I worked at a Cub Scout Day Camp this summer. The
council set up a "program" where if at 3:30 parents couldn't pick their
children up, they could pay $10 and their kids could stay until 5.
The problem is that the staff was never told anything about this until
the third week of camp when there were kids that had the "extended hours". The
Camp Director announced, "Ok, who is staying later today?" We were all like,
"HUH?" That's when we were finally told about it.
On top of that, the person who stayed late (out of 17 staff only 6
regularly stayed) had to figure out what to do with the kids for a hour and
one-half. They should have told us before hand, because then at least we may
have had a program for these kids.
I believe this is were we cross the line from Day CAMP to Day CARE.
Most of the kids that stayed the extended hours could have gone home because
Mom or Dad was sitting home relaxing.
What do you think about the Extended Hours? Should they be continued?
If so, what could be done to improve it? Why? (Sounds like an essay
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City