Re: Quality Unit!
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 16:40:49 -0600
> non-BSA summer camp camping nights may not meet the membership
> qualifications for election to the OA. The requirement is: ". . . . . . .
> . . 15 days and nights of camping, including 6 consecutive days and nights
> of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the
> Boy Scouts of America, . . . . . . . . . ".
Church camp, YMCA camp, or 4H camp won't count. I agree there.
If however a Scout is camping with his troop under a National Tour Permit
or Local Tour Permit he is camping under the auspices and standards of the
Boy Scouts of America. There is nothing in the requirements about
attending only a nationally inspected BSA owned resident summer camp.
I firmly believe in providing the opportunity for Scouts to attend a BSA
owned and operated summer camp every summer. We ALSO provide opportunity
to enjoy long term high adventure camping on a program designed and run
by our troop on a tour. Planning the adventure is half the experience.
If you only participate in "canned programs" developed by others, I
believe your Scouts are being deprived of an important learning experience.
YIS, Cliff Golden email@example.com Three Fires Council BSA
Scoutmaster Troop 33 First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, IL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City