Re: Baby Sitters of America
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 20 Sep 1990 10:12:21 EDT
Extended hours for DAY camps OK, schools you got a problem. Most schools
use times after 3 for "extra" curricular activies, such as CLUBS and sports,
which form many students has been as valuable as school time. Teachers
also need some time to correct homework, prepare tests, advise CLUBS, coach
teams etc. * I don't know of any leaders, except a few retired type that
arn't using vactions for summer camps etc. Our troop had leaders at
Philmont, summer camp, and the national OA conference this summer. Up
to three weeks! It just a commitment that scouting requires.
Extended times for camps could be a problem in geographicly large councils.
Some busses for out day camps took up to 1.5 hours to reach the last stop.
Meaning if camp was over at say 4:30, the last CUB was dropped at 6. Not
too out of line, but if you are a family that lives near camp, but worked
in the city, you still could have a problem. I guess these are the things
that give the PRO scouters high blood pressure! And since many of them are
busy trying to raise funds to run the camp and pay their own salary, solving
departure time conflicts may best be left up to the parents. Our Pack
always tried to have a majority of the CUBs go the same week or weeks, such
that only one MOM or DAD could coordinate pick up's on a rotating schedule.
That way the same parent wasn't always required to leave work early.
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