Re: Mom's at camp -outs
John Burke (burkejoh@CONED.COM)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:08:45 -0400
To Patty et al:
There is alot of confusion regarding camping and what is allowed/not
allowed. My understanding is as follows:
1. The original poster of this question was a Girl Scout leader (of
a Brownie Troop if I remember correctly). Brownies start in first
grade, with leaders that are qualified (not an easy set of courses
either) Brownies are allowed to camp almost immediately.
2. Camping with Cub Scouts in the BSA program is very different.
Camping is highly restricted to council/district approved camps
and events for Wolf and Bears. It is always Cub/Parent or Family
Camping. The restrictions lessen in Webelos Scouting. The den
can and should have some joint camping trips with a Boy Scout troop.
But there is still the requirement for Cub/Parent attendence. The
only exeptions to this that I know is Resident, Adventure or Day
Camp programs at Cub World.
3. Camping with the Boy Scouts (BSA method) is based on patrol camping.
Each patrol is responsible for its own. The patrol sets schedules,
rosters for jobs, and shares troop assignments with other patrols.
I realize this is an over simplification, but you get the idea. The
purpose is the experience of boy lead leadership. Parents involvement
varies by troop.
4. Camping in other countries (responses have come from the UK and
Denmark) will vary.
Remember each type of camping has its own pluses/minuses to Moms(or Dads)
DL, Den 1
ACM, Pack 163
Soon to be CSRTC, Iroquois District, NCC
Dad of a Junior GS
Husband of a Den Leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City