Re: girl camping
Marc W. Solomon (m_solomon@ALLI.COM)
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 12:48:45 -0600
At 03:05 PM 12/15/96 -0600, Charles Pete Watson wrote:
>A man wants his son to join my troop. He is already trained and has
>volunteered to be an asm. My problem is that he wants to bring his 13 year
>old daughter on campouts. He says that Circle 10 allows him to bring her to
>summer camp as long as a female leader is present. I have a bad feeling
>about this. How do you feel?
We have a similar situation in one of my troops. The man is divorced and
has his two children (16 boy, 13 girl) every other weekend. If a campout
falls on the week he has his two kids, he is bringing both. Otherwise he
doesn't get to see his daughter for a whole month. If we don't allow him to
bring his daughter, he will not go and won't let his son go either (same
reason). The daughter sleeps in his tent and he provides food for the two
of them and do their own cooking and KP.
We see nothing wrong with this as long as he takes responsibility for her
and her actions (he always does) and keeps her from getting into any
situations with the Scouts (which he most assuredly does). The Scouts all
know her and, while they might have mixed emotions about her being there,
they are all well behaved towards her. This has led to no problems. Of
course she has been coming along for the last five years.
What is the difference between this and troop (or pack) family camping?
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
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