Re: Webelos Overnight Camping
Frank Boimare (SC0HASS@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Thu, 13 Jun 1991 10:47:28 CDT
RE: WEBELOS Camping
The question still remains: How many boys per adult. If a boy's mom or dad
cannot go on the campout, can one of the moms or dads with boys already
at the camp serve as a substitute? Although 1:1 is ideal, what is the
minimum acceptable ratio? 1:3? 1:6?.... The policy is still extremely
nebulous if this is all it says.
RE: Cub Camping
Another brochure says that local Councils can approve Cub camping at District
events or that they can approve non-Council camp Cub camping for Council
events. Family camping is not covered by the liability insurance anyway, so
it is always acceptable but non-sanctioned. To the best of my knowledge, NO
single *definitive* statement on the Cub (or WEBELOS) camping policy exists;
there are at least two or three which contradict each other at points.
Maybe the BSA Family Book clarifies this... has anyone ever been able to get
a copy or is this a mythical publication?
The only clear statement regarding Cub camping has to do with Tiger Cubs:
The Tiger Cub group is *not* officially a part of the affiliated Cub Scout
pack, so they are *never* sanctioned to camp with the Cubs. (Try explaining
that to a bunch of crying seven-year-olds and their angry parents!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City