Re: New Question
Susan Ganther (susan@GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU)
Fri, 15 Apr 1994 18:48:58 -0400
On Fri, 15 Apr 1994, Chris Schmidt wrote:
> What does one do when one has Dad's that want
> to go to summer camp and WON'T assist in working with the troop?
That would depend on the Dad's reason for wanting to go. If as a parent
he wants to see what BSA is doing with his son or wants to protect his
son because he does not think he is big enough to protect himself and
does not want to trust people he does not know well, then he should be
permitted to go and see for himself that everything is on the up and up.
I don't think you really have the right to keep them from doing what they
feel is their parental duty just because they may not want to commit
themselves to helping to run the program.
If on the other hand, they are declining to help because they do not feel
comfortable with running part of the program, then you might consider
trying to ease them into it once they have had a chance to see what the
program is and how it is run by others.
The only restriction I would consider acceptable is that they not accept
a feeless slot intended for a unit leader. If they are going to go and
not accept any of the responsibility for running the program then they
should pay their own way. If the council camp does not have a fee
schedule for adults, then you could have them make a donation comparable
to the youth camper's fee to the camp.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City