Re: More on Philmont Lotte
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Fri, 26 Aug 1994 12:38:21 EDT
> From: Lynn Mckee <lynn.mckee@MACAW.COM>
> SYGD>From: Scott Begin <0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM>
> [stuff deleted ... picking up on ways to limit attendees]
> SYGD>The second is to limit the number of advisors in each crew. Currently,
> SYGD>half the crew must be youth (under 21). The proposal I have seen is 3
> SYGD>advisors per crew maximum. This meets the 2 Deep leadership and gives a
> SYGD>spare adult in case of injury. The idea is that Philmont is for the
> SYGD>Scouts (youth). Less advisors in a crew mean more spaces for Scouts.
> I like limiting the number of advisors per crew, but as an Explorer
> Advisor, I think they should allow 4 advisor for co-ed crews (2 male and
> 2 female). We did a co-ed trek last summer with only 2 advisors (1
> each) and we decided we do not want to do another expedition with that
> few adults.
I agree that the primary focus should be on the youth - but there
may be difficulties with formal rules to this effect.
We frequently have boys in our troop who reach the 18th birthday
before the end of high school and who want to stay active in
scouts Typically, two or three boys per year chose to register
in adult positions in our troop in order to "legally" stay
active and to go to summer camp and high adventure trips.
I expect that with the unpredictability of the lottery system, that
we may be able to get to Philmont only once every five or six
years. This means that some boys won't have be able to go with
the troop when they are in the 13-17 age bracket.
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