Re: OA eligibility & camping requirement
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 23:02:09 -0400
On Tue, 11 Jun 1996, Paul S. Wolf wrote:
> > 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 short-term camps."
> > Therefore, the answers to your questions are :
> > (1) Yes.
> My reading of the quoted material would lead me to say that his answer is
> wrong. The LONG TERM camp mentioned in the 2nd sentence has the BSA
> auspices requirement. The BALANCE (short term camps) do not appear to
> require that they be BSA campouts, so weekend family camping should be
> Paul S. Wolf, P.E. aa854@Cleveland.Freenet.Edu
> Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office
> SIGOP, The Scouting Center on The Cleveland Freenet
> Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
You bring up an interesting point but I disagree. The rules **used** to
mention the auspices requirement twice in reference to both long term and
short term camping. I realize it doesn't anymore but the reasons for this
could be as simple as "it goes without saying" or "if we leave that out,
we save on ink."
However, my main reason for disagreeing is because of the basic reason for
the existence of OA. It is the Scout honor camping society. Therefore,
the basis of membership would be Scout camping.
But it's a judgement call . . .
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