Re: tent share
My Name (crenn@HPMPEA2.CUP.HP.COM)
Mon, 15 Nov 1993 09:20:50 PST
>From: Rob White <rsw@TFS.COM> Sun, 14 Nov 1993 12:52:21 PST
>Subject: tent share
>This is a Cub Scout/Webelos Scout question:
>Question: Can two families share the same tent if it is a one room tent?
My understanding is that cub scouts are only allowed to do
"family camping". This means, in essence, the family is camping, though
it happens to be with the pack. The family makes all decisions concerning
sleeping arrangements because it is their campout. The pack looks on,
offers advice (and, perhaps, equipment), and takes no responsibility.
At the WEBELOS level, overnighters can be boy-adult oriented.
However, for WEBELOS it is strongly recommended that boys share tents
with boys and adults with adults. Boys are allowed to tent with a
parent or guardian if necessary. (Can you tell I am opposed to boys
sharing tents with adults across the board?)
Boy Scouts..... well, a lot of things change at that level.
I can only admire and support any adult/s that is willing and able to
take a bunch of adolescents out into the wilderness, allow them to
engage in potentially life-thhreatening activities with a minimum of
technology and equipment, and take full responsibiity for their well-
being. My hat is off to Boy Scout Leaders!
San Jose, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City