Patrol activities sans adults
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 09:56:59 EST
Saw your question in yesterday's digest. I recall reading somewhere
(SM Handbook, JL Handbook?) that patrols could go on activities like
hikes, etc. without adults. I doubt that covers camping trips,
though. I would err on the side of caution; I don't think patrols
should go on camping trips without two adults.
Of course, there are patrols and then there are patrols. A patrol of
older scouts (i.e., venture type scouts) who are all experienced and
the PL is very responsible...well, that's one thing, and it might be
worth discussing with the troop committee. The new scout patrol,
however, made up of hyperactive 11-year-olds, half of whom are on
ritalin and some of the others of whom ought to be...well, you can
imagine them off by themselves on a campout. A chilling thought, yes?
I suppose the issue has come up?
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City