Re: Are You Afraid......
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 08:14:17 -0500
On Fri, 10 Feb 1995, Susan Ganther wrote:
> A high adventure outing has been planned, I ask to go along as long as no
> boys will be displaced if it is not a problem having a female along.
> Not all of the openings are filled, so I go along on the trek. The high
> adventure base issues only one tent for the adults. An error which we
> should have caught but did not until after we have been left in the
> wilderness. There is no discussion about making other sleeping
> arrangements since it is pouring down rain, so all four adults,
> 3 male, 1 female end up in the one tent. Is this the right thing to do?
AFAIC, whatever rules there are about sleeping arrangements have youth
protection as their base. As long as leaders don't share tents with
scouts who are not their own sons, I don't care where leaders sleep.
You're probably not going to be hassled by all three of your male leader
friends at once during the night. If you're hassled by one at a time, I
suspect a loud "Who's hand is this?" will get the attention it deserves.
I suspect (if you're scouts are like mine) that the leaders are too
exhausted after a day's packing to do anything except sleep, anyway. And
you four probably smelled to high heavens, anyway!
What if _you_'d objected to sleeping with the other 3 leaders? What
arrangements should've been made?
(Of course, the easiest thing to do is to just leave the girls home. Back
in the dark ages that is what was done. Now we have a puzzle with more
pieces to put together: it is still a problem capable of solution.)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City