Re: Cub Scout Camping (was Camping Meals)
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 11:59:19 -0500
In a message dated 96-03-21 07:35:01 EST, dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM (Drew
>First things first. I hope these cub scouts are webelos. Those are the
>only cub scouts that are permitted to go camping. The one loop hole is
>that this is a family camping trip, not backed by the scouts.
OK! Let's try thuis one more time.
According to BSA publication No. 13-513 - 1994 printing:
Camping and outdoor activities fulfill a Cub Scout's dreams of fun,
excitement, and adventure. They provide a natural setting for quality time
with family and friends. Camping satisfies young men's curiosity about the
pioneering way of life in America. Modern council camps, with qualified
leadership, provide an ideal setting for these activities.
The pamphlet goes on further to state:
Individual family camping conducted by each family is not an activity of the
Boy Scouts of America covered by the general liability insurance policy.
And getting to the meat of the question, it states the following:
BSA Family Camping
Family camping in local council camps may be approved for individual families
and groups of families (including groups of families from the same Cub Scout
pack) at the option of the council. There should be at least one parent or
guardian (21 or older) for each family unit. Adult family members are
responsible for all children in the family at all times.
Examples include dad-and-lad, mom-and-me, and parent-and-pal camping, as well
as camping for the entire family.
The document also goes on to describe Resident Camping for cubs and WEBELOS
I hope that resolves the issue somewhat.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City