Re: Mom's at camp -outs
Gilbert C. Birgel (birgel@GULF.NET)
Sat, 8 Jun 1996 20:12:23 -0500
>However, a more experienced leader told me that I shouldn't let all of
them >come, as they will expect to always camp out with the troop and that
the girls >need to learn to "distance" themselves from mom and dad.
OK, again I will show my ignorance, this is not the first time I have heard
this comment made about scouts "distancing" themselves from their mom and
dads. Once in a conversation about camping I had a Scoutmaster once tell me
that his rule was that no parents and children sleep together in tents at
all because of this very thing.
Now I can live with not sharing a tent with my son and as den/WEBELOS leader
I'm sure I will continue to camp out with the den/pack, but why would I want
to exclude other parents from the same privilage. I hear more problems about
not being able to get parents involved and now we want to keep them away? I
love seeing the parents show interest in what the scouts are doing. I love
to have parents share their "talents/knowledge" with the den. I love getting
information from the parents, and new ideas...why would I want to distance
them from their children?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City