Re: Who does what.
Doug Gentry (dwgentry@POLARCONSULT.COM)
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 14:04:24 -0800
Hank Heine wrote about Cub Day Camps
>Now however, we are being told how to run our Day Camps from what theme
>we will all operate under, where we will by our supplies, how our
>T-shirts and patches are to be ect.
>My questions are; Is this professional and council out of line?
>Should not the Day Camp Staffs particullary the Trained managment and
>program people be making these desisions? And at the Council level,
>shouldn't there be a volunteer "chair" of the Day Camp committee who
>would be overseeing any Council-wide standards for these Day Camps?
Yes, absolutely, the Day Camp program should be designed and run by Natl
Camp School trained volunteers.
The professional is an advisor, and can be a big help in doing the things
you suggested, including working out administrative details, accreditation
Having said that, there is a good argument for the various districts to
work together under a common theme, using similar t-shirts and materials in
order to save costs. Ideally a Council Day Camp Committee with a volunteer
chair could set those directions. To give your profesisonal the benefit of
the doubt, there may be a gap in your Council, and he's just trying to
dictate this coordination. That's not the way to do it, but I'd work with
him to get the correct volunteer leadership.
Doug Gentry - firstname.lastname@example.org
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