Re: OA elections and long term camp
Glenn E Schwartzberg (gschwartz@EARTHLINK.NET)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 08:11:46 -0700
>On Tue, 4 Jun 1996, John Gallant wrote:
>> A question to the collective about the OA elections and the "Long Term"
>> camping requirement.
>> In the rules I have read: "including 6 consecutive days and nights of
>> long term camping,". In our council summer camp is from Sun to Sat morning.
>> On Friday night there is a big Family Dinner for everyone to enjoy. The
>> traveling distance for the families to the camp can vary from 30 minutes to
>> almost 2 hours. It is not uncommon for the scout families traveling on
>> the "longer" side to all go home following the Dinner rather than have to
>> repeat the trip the following morning.
I believe the requirement is there to make sure that a candidate has has a
long term camping experience(ie summer camp). Since the only thing that
happens at most summer camps on the last day is to pack up and go home I
don't see how this would have affected the scout's participation in the
activities of the week.
Also consider the LDS units. Some arrive at camp on Monday and stay through
Saturday. Should we exclude these scouts because of there religious beliefs?
(Yes I know some LDS troops arrive at camp on Saturdays so the don't travel
I would say these scouts have gained the experience. One could argue that we
must conform to the letter or the law but I would rather conform to the spirit.
V-76 Gentgeen Gischislu
Chapter Advisor Navajo Lodge
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