Re: OA eligibility & camping requirement
Henry Knowles (hknowles@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 17:00:42 EDT
A summary of all O.A. election policies, including the answers to some
Frequently Asked Questions, is available online from the Tipisa Lodge home
page, at http://scouts.inspace.net/tipisa.html
or directly from http://scouts.inspace.net/tipelpol.html.
I will also be glad to email it to anyone who is interested.
> 1) Do these nights of camping have to be under the auspices of the BSA?
> 2) Does a week-long YMCA camp count for long term camping?
> 3) Do WEBELOS nights camping count toward OA?
> 4) Do family campout nights count?
The O.A. camping requirement is :
* After registration with a troop or team, have experienced fifteen days and
nights of camping, during the two-year period prior to the election. The
fifteen days and nights must include six consecutive days and nights of
resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the
B.S.A. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other
Therefore, the answers to your questions are :
(2) No, unless a BSA-approved troop long term camp was held, and the
location happened to be the YMCA camp.
(3) No, since the requirement states the camping must be after
registration with a troop or team. A den chief could receive
credit for the campout, however.
(4) That depends on what you mean by family campout nights. If
the campout is a troop or team campout, with family members
invited to attend, then the answer would be yes. If you
are referring to a Cub family campout or to a campout the boy
attended with his family, the answer is no.
Lodge Advisor, Tipisa Lodge 326
Scoutmaster, Troop 911, Central Florida Council
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