Re: Policy Question About WEBELOS Camping with Troops
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 1 Feb 1993 11:26:22 CST
> My son's troop has invited a 5th grade WEBELOS den to go on a troop
> overnight. The question: Do WEBELOS's have to have a parent or guardian
> with them as they would if it was a WEBELOS family camp or do we just use
> the BSA two-deep rule? I cannot find a policy about this transition issue
> in my stack of pubs anywhere. Thanks for your assistance.
> Ben Alford (615) 974-6721 BITNET: PA7280@UTKVM1
> ASM, Troop 15 Knoxville, TN INTERNET: PA7280@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU
1. There is no Webelos family camp rule of one on one -- that IS the
policy for ALL Webelos camping. NO leader is allowed to take the Webelos
out camping with only one other adult. A boy MUST have an adult (approved
by his legal guadian if not his legal guardian) at all times.
and I quote ----
"A Webelos Scout may participate in ovrnigh den campouts when supervised by
his mother or father. If a parent cannot attend, arrangements must be made
for a parent substitute." ( That arrangement is made by the parent.)
-----source: Guide to Safe Scouting (pg 12) - part no. 1-212 - 1991 printing.
For your further information and assistance:
* Overnight camping by second and thrid grade Cub Scout dens or Cub Scout
packs (other than at an approved camping facility operated by the local
council) is NOT APPROVED, and certificates of liability insurance will not
be provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
*Cub Scouts (second and third grades) and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth
gradts) may participate in council-operated day camps and resident camps.
* All Boy Scouts (11-18) may participate in troop or patrol overnight
campouts, camporees, and resident camps.
* Boy Scouts,Varsity Scouts, and Explorers age 13 or older may also
participate in world jamborees and high-adventure programs.
Chicago Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City