RE: summer camp
Tom Richardson Chem Dept 792-7791 (DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET)
Wed, 24 Jun 1992 16:25:00 EDT
For a "new" summer camp adult . . .
Take the class A uniform . . . there will be times when it is appropriate,
some camps expect it to be worn for evening colors and evening meal, also
on parents night, etc. . . . plus it is often a good idea to wear it to
and from camp . . .
I wear a t-shirt uniform days but change to class A for the evening . . .
In my experience, the adults supervise the "overnight" . . . we provide
the leadership in the campsite plus on the trails between campsite and
messhall etc. However during the instructional periods (I hate to call
them classes . . . since the Scouts get enough of that in SCHOOL!) I
generally "wander" from program area to program area . . . to ensure that
my scouts are where I think they are, talk to the instructors to see how
progress is going, ensure to myself that the instruction is credible, etc
Other things to do . . . check out the handicraft area . . . Ho Non Wah
here in Coastal Carolina has "Advanced Indian Lore" which adults can earn
(Scouts have to hold Indian Lore MB) . . . COPE courses generally can use
an additional adult, even a "green" one . . . if you are otherwise
qualified, an extra adult can often make the BSA Lifeguard course a going
concern . . . sometimes the camp/program director will even take the time
to have an hour a day of "program" for the adults . . .
I am lucky to have time to refresh myself with the handbook much less take
extra books in my pack to read!
Best wishes for an enjoyable summercamp experience
Tom Richardson Assoc Prof Chemistry Department
DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET Charleston SC 29409
Scoutmaster, Troop 700, Summerville SC 29483
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