Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@SUN.AITC.REST.TASC.COM)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 08:16:55 -0400
On 9/20 Trina Bissonette asked:
>could <someone> shed the light on Cub Scout camping policies and/or
The Guide to Safe Scouting is pretty explicit on camping for Cub
Scouts. It is not an "authorized" activity for Cub Scouts (except as
Council sponsored family camping). Cub Scouts are defined as 2nd &
My Opinion: I assume that BSA is concerned that a youth's
introduction to camping should be a "positive" experience. If BSA
can't ensure that the leaders are properly trained in outdoor skills,
then they aren't going to include that as an authorized activity (for
8 & 9 year olds).
>When our Webloes cross over to Boy Scouts, they are expected to know
>how to pitch their own tent, etc.
Overnight camping is very much a part of the Webelos program.
Webelos are 4th & 5th graders. The distinction here is that Cubs and
Webelos are two different program with different age appropriate
activities. Outdoor skills training is offered by BSA for Webelos
Cub Scout Pack 1113
National Capital Area Council
(Washington, D.C. Area)
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