Re: Webelos camp w/o adults
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 09:37:01 -0500
Nancy Smith asked the following:
>Here's a question. We just received our summer camp info in the mail from
>council. They are strongly pushing a Webelos residence camp for 4th and
>5th graders over the regular day camp. It states that "in accordance with
>national guidelines....." we have to have 1 adult over 21 and 1 over 18.
>Basically the 2-deep leadership. When I attended Cub Leader training and
>when my husband attended SM fundamentals (just a few weeks ago) we were
>both told that even Webelos MUST have a parent with them for overnights!
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>Am I wrong or is he wrong? If he is, is there anything I can do to
>protect our pack/boys from not having enough adult supervision?
Webelos Resident camp at SHAC has 3 options available:
1. Boy and me. (One parent and one scout)
2. Boy and friends (One parent and one scout and up to 2 other scouts)
3. Pack (Minimum 1 leader/ 3 boys)
Scouts attending under options 1 and 2 are put in camps with other groups to
provide more than 2 deep leadership. Only son/parent can tent together. All
nonrelated boys must tent with other boys. (No adult with unrelated boy)
Our pack signed up the last 4 years as a pack. (Most of those years we've
taken an entire campsite ourselves) We've insisted on either parent and son
go or the parent is responsible to find a "sponsor adult" to take their son.
The sponsor adult will be responsible individually for that child. This way
we usually have a ratio of about
1.25 to 1.5 boys per adult. (We've also had no less than 5 adults at any
Just because the district is requiring less doesn't mean that you cannot
require more to register persons going as part of your unit.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City