Rob White (rsw@TFS.COM)
Sun, 14 Nov 1993 12:52:21 PST
OK, OK, I know we have hit on this subject on one way or another before
(and I am going to call the district executive in the morning),but
I believe I have hit on a grey area question.
This is a Cub Scout/Webelos Scout question:
First some background:
We are going to have an overnighter next week on the grounds
of our chartering organization (they have a large field next to the
building). All scouts are required to have a parent or guardian staying
with them on the overnighter. We are planning on sleeping in tents
(the large 4 man plus types). Not all the families have tents and
it may be COLD.
Question: Can two families share the same tent if it is a one room tent?
What if it is a two room (zipper divider wall) or more tent?
What if we put all the boys in one or two tents with divided
sections and have two parents sleep in the other room of each
We are planning on having a pack meeting on Saturday night around
a camp fire (Fire Marshall is coming by tomorrow to give us the
big OK (I hope)).
This is going to be the first time I have had a Cub Scout overnighter
and I know there are going to be a lot of last minute problems (my
group is sponsored by an Orthodox Synagogue so we are always facing
"work arounds" to make our program part of the larger council goings
My wife is both a Girl Scout leader and My Webelos Den leader. Her
comments about the way BSA does things are not always printable.
She had an overnighter with her girls last month. Three leaders,
15 brownies, two tents, someone's backyard, no problem.
Boy Scouts...well I don't neet to flog a dead horse.
Hey, this should be a really interesting discussion, what with BSA planning
on allowing Cub Scouts to attend overnight camps starting summer of 94
ie three nights of camping vs the old parent and lad overnighters).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City