Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 6 Aug 1991 10:31:27 EDT
Part of the discussion of the LAWN CHAIR suppervison/leadership
methods also tounched on a related point by Scott, that the
leaders are "on vacation". Now while it is true most of us
have to take time of from work (or vacation time) to go to
camp or a Philmont trek, or canoe trip, does that really mean
that the leaders should be considered as on vacation???
This is a real question, I would like to see some opinions.
Obivously, the "LAWN chair" question is related, in that IF
the leaders are really on vacation, we could expect them
to be in lawn (or beach) chairs, just relaxing!? I have seem
some cases of leaders doing just that! That is what carries
over into my poor opinion about LAWN chairs in camp at all.
However, I can understand that all leaders (& parents) are
not camping fanatics, and that it is a real sacrifice for them
to take time off and pay the camp fees, to provide the required
number of adults in camp. So should everyone in camp be expected
to do a fair share, including washing dishes? Or should there
be a sperate policy for some, like a parent who is normally just
a committe person, maybe on transportation, that got "roped" into
camp to provide the required number of adults??? (Although we have
some adults who will volunteer to STAY on KITCHEN duty forever,
I can expect that is not what NORMAL parents would want to do
at camp.) Who should establish the "policy", The troop commitee
or the Patrol leadser council?
still scouting since '57
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