Re: Camping without adult supervision
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 14:12:33 MST
> Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 07:34:40 -0500
> From: Jim Deroba <Deroba@AOL.COM>
> However, the idea of camping without supervision never came up. I think,
> this was because of the EXTREME emphasis placed on all these courses about 2
> deep leadership. It was emphasized that Scoutmaster Conferences should be
> held where other people can see you due to this policy. If you talk to your
> Chief Scout Exec. I am sure he will immediatly tell you that unsupervised
> camping is against policy, and he may check into what was discussed at the
> course to make sure that that was emphasized. Check with him!!
>From the Guide to Safe Scouting:
"There are a few instances (of trips and outings) such as patrol
activities, when no adult leadership is required."
This could definitely be interpreted as allowing patrol campouts. However,
this should be checked with the Scout Exec to make sure that the council
doesn't interpret it differently. Also, I would guess that troop
committees would have the authority to prescribe which patrols are allowed
to camp on their own and which need adult supervision.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City