OA elections and long te
OLAN WATKINS (76207.3431@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 13:14:15 EDT
When I was a Scoutmaster and was keeping records of things like that, I must
admit that I only recorded if a kid attended summer camp, merit badges
earned, mile swim, Scout Life Guard, and things like that. By the time OA
elctions came around the next Spring, if I had recorded that the kid attended
Summer Camp, I give him full credit for the long term camping requirement.
On occasion I would have a kid that had to spend a night in the health lodge
some time during the week, and a couple of times where I had to take a kid
into town to spend a night in a hospital. I can't remember ever deducting a
night from their long term camping record either.
If you are at a camp where a dinning hall is used, I am not sure that a kid
will miss all that much to go home after the Friday night awards campfire.
However, at a camp where you do patrol cooking it is a different story,
Saturday morning can be a very busy time with the patrols getting all the
gear cleaned where it will pass inspection and can be checked back into the
camp quartermaster. I considered the Saturday morning activity a basic part
of the team building that makes a patrol into a good patrol and hated to see
a kid miss that part of the Scouting experience.
YIS, Olan Watkins
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City