Vacation time for scouting?
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 17 Dec 1991 18:09:00 MST
The only one week long period of vacation that I have had in the last three
and 1/2 years came at summer camp last summer. The reason for the lack of
vacation was my working on a Master's degree. To put myself through school
and keep a roof over my families head, I became self employed. When School
was not not, I was working my tail off trying to make a few dollars extra
so I could study latter.
My wife went to summer camp with me. Three years without a vacation and
she was not going to let me get away without her. It was easy for us,
neither of our boys were going to camp. The youngest at the time was 17.
It is harder for a mother to go to camp with the troop when the scout is
still quite young. BUT DO NOT RULE IT OUT! Many Scout camps now have
family camping areas. Why not get some of the other sposes to go along.
And why not get some more of the unit leaders or other parents to go as SCM
and ASCM's so they can rotate with their family in the family camp areas!
The worst thing that happened to my wife was her hearing BEARS late at
night and not being able to wake me up. That was not the worse part. That
came the next day when we identified the "Bears" she heard as two young
bulls fighting (National Forest land also used for grazing). Despite the
humor, she had a great time. We even climbed one of the nearby peaks (the
camp is at 8,600 feet, so we did not have to climb too much!) for a great
view of area.
So have your husband check the council office for family camp information
at your council summer Camp!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City