Re: Unrelated Male on Pack Overnighter
Henry Mowry (hmowry@SCV.NET)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 20:15:48 -0800
>Our Pack (Tigers to Webelos) and their families are going to the USS
Yorktown on Mar. 8.
>One of the Webelos ( big, savvy 10 year old) ... his mom can't come, his
step-dad _won't_ come (don't >know why), so mom has arranged for the
boyfriend of his older sister to take the
>scout. The boyfriend is over 18, but I know no other background.....
I see 2 issues. First, the campout itself. How can this be a Cub Scout
Campout? Cub Scout Campouts are only allowed in BSA Camps (see the Guide to
Safe Scouting; the rules are quite clear). Our Council will not issue a
tour permit for a Cub Campout in any other location. However, assuming that
your Council is somehow claiming ownership of the "campsite." ....
The "letter of the law" is that an 18-year old male can act as guardian for
the boy. If you have concerns, the CM/DL should have a quick, immediate
discussion with the parents of the Webelos. Be clear, though, that the
friend-of-the-family guardian is within the rules. Will the boy be a good
guardian? That's the responsibility of the mother.
Also, remember that if this were a Webelos campout, the Scout wouldn't need
a 1:1 guardian; another parent (not the WL) can take responsibility for a
Webelos attending a Webelos campout without their guardian.
Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster & Webelos Den Leader, Pack 575, Santa Clarita, CA
Bill Hart District Cub Roundtable Commissioner
ASM, National Jamboree Troop 911, Western LA County Council
... and I used to be an Antelope, but I'll always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City