Re: Boy Scouts/Philmont
J. Douglas Harrison (jdougla1@EXPLORER.CSC.COM)
Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:19:27 -0400
On Thu, 20 Jun 1996, Ted Faust wrote:
> I understand that the Crew chief is functionally in charge and that the
> adults are on vacation. Our Crew Chief has been thinking about how he's
> going to be putting his duty roster together and has asked me if any of the
> 3 adults are available for scheduled jobs. How did any previous trekkers
> handle those assignments?
What I have done on my high adventure treks is have the
adults participate in the duty roster just like the Scouts.
I did this because with small groups (8 to 12 total) having
the adults sit out from the chores seems inherently unfair.
My instructions to the Crew Chief were to rotate the chores
AND to rotate partnerships so that the same two individuals
were not always together. On canoe trips (11 days on the water)
I also had the crew chief rotate canoe partners every day with
a plan published before starting. When traveling a long distance
the adults had the "driving" chore and the Scouts rotated the
other chores among themselves. This system has worked very
well on many trips since 1982 when I started leading high
adventure trips with a trip to Phimont. The boys don't feel
that they are doing all the work, they don't get as much unwanted
"help" from the adults, and they still have a "boy run" trek.
Best of luck and enjoy Philmont
YIS, Doug Harrison
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