Re: Cub Camp -Scout Uniform
Hutcheson George M (RX29470@DEERE.COM)
Thu, 24 Aug 1995 10:30:10 GMT
At our Webelos resident camp this year all of the camp staff was in uniform for
evening flags and dinner. This included Star-Life-Eagle scouts, professional
scouters, adult volunteers, and an exchange scout from England. For morning
flags and during the day they were either in uniform shorts and camp or BSA
t-shirts (everyone wore the same style - uniform of the day if you will) or they
were in a theme related costume. Looked really nice. BSA camp was the same
except that there were no theme costumes.
Isn't the scout uniform appropriate, or at least acceptable, for all scout
Regarding the idea of an older scout going to a cub scout camp I hope that this
refusal is not general policy.
This year we had an Eagle scout accompany our Webelos to resident camp. He had
been the Den Chief for one of the dens. The only potential problem was that he
was too old to share a cabin with the Webelos and too young to tent with the
leaders. So, he shared a tent with his father - no problem! When the question
about his attending was first asked I checked with our DE. Around here having
Den Chiefs go to camp with their den is common practice and as far as our
council is concerned the older scout was treated as an adult leader.
Having this young man present was a really good thing! He worked well with the
boys, kept them entertained during slow times (a buch of those - substantial
rains every day) and took charge of seeing that the ones who were on medication
got to the health lodge morning, noon, and night. It was a very positive
experience and I look forward to having him help out again next year.
Pack 44 Ass't Cubmaster
Troop 42 Advancement Chair
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City