Re: unsupervised scout @ campout
BILL NELSON (nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Tue, 14 Nov 1995 15:56:37 -0700
>We are in a siduation where a cub scout wants to go on a campout and his
>family cannot attend. They have no other relatives in the area who could go
>with him. My question is can a scout attend if the parent signs a waiver
>with all inportant information about the scout listed. There are 2 den
>leaders willing to look after him. The family atmosphere the boy lives in in
>not stable and we feel that he would be
Cub Scouts can only camp at BSA camps. Webelos can go on a
campout if a parent or gardian (not the Den Leader) accompanies them.
The guardian can be a parent of another Webelos scout who is going.
Here is the quote from the Guide to Safe Scouting (policy).
Your pack should get a copy of this from your UC or DE.
It is on-line at: http://www.hiwaay.net/hyper/Scouts
Overnight camping by second- and third-grade Cub Scout dens or Cub Scout packs
(other than at an approved resident camping facility operated by the local counc
not approved, and certificates of liability will not be provided by the Boy Scou
Cub Scouts (second and third graders) and Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth
graders) may participate in a resident overnight camping program covering at lea
two nights and operating under certified leadership in an established Scout camp
operated by the council during the normal camping season.
A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by his
mother or father. If a parent cannot attend, arrangements must be made by the bo
family for another youth's parent (but not the Webelos leader) or another adult
relative or friend to be a substitute at the campout.
Family camping in local council camps may be approved for individual families an
groups of families (individual groups of families from the same Cub Scout pack)
the option of the council. There shall be at least one parent/guardian (21 or ol
each family unit. Adult family members are responsible for all children in their
family at all times.
Bill Nelson Webelos Den Leader, Pack 878 Assistant Scoutmaster,
Troop 14, Unit Commissioner, Tempe District, Grand Canyon Council
Phoenix, Arizona USA mailto:email@example.com
Member of U.S. Scouting Service Proj., http://www.hiwaay.net/hyper/Scouts
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City