Re: girl camping
Drew Mrenna (dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 17:30:58 -0500
I would like to point out one exception to your statement:
> Of course, a single 13-year old CANNOT go by herself. She's going to
> to convince some other 13-15 year old to come along with her (she can't
> sleep by herself, you know!), as well as convincing a couple of adult
> females to come along
> with them to "be there for them".
I believe that a girl tag along my sleep in the same tent has a parent.
This is my understanding of the Scout Rules. I know I will be corrected if
I am not. So, YES she CAN be the only female girl.
Also, as long either parent is with her (which would be the case) then
another female leader is not required. Again this is my understanding of
the rules. SO, she may be the ONLY female on the trip.
As was discussed earlier I am one of those weekend single fathers.
Although, my son is currently in Cubs, hopefully he will continue into Boy
Scouts one day. So, YES, I will bring my daughter if the event falls on my
weekend, or I will not go, then neither will my son. I have brought both
children on overnight scouting event with no problems. The key is to keep
them busy, not looking for trouble.
Just some thoughts.
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