Re: Summer Camp
Len Christiansen (lrchristiansen@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 17:49:24 -0500
Ron Raab-Long wrote:
> At 08:36 AM 6/16/97 -0500, Kim Moye wrote:
> > CJ came back with me.
> >I know some of his leaders were not happy that he came back a day early,
> >but he was worried about "his mom". Now I know, not to go down and give
> >any indicatation that I may stay and not be able to follow thru.
> I bet they weren't happy. I know how convincing a Scout can be, but he
> should have stayed with his troop. At the end of every exciting trip comes
> the responsibility of packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, stowing and
> cleaning troop and patrol equipment. To allow one or two to go home with
> Mom & Dad Friday night leaves the rest of them to do his work. Doesn't seem
> fair does it.
> We always have a scout who wants to go home Friday night. I wish the camps
> (this seems like a tradition all over the country) would change their Friday
> night cookouts/campfires to Saturday "brunch." Then everyone could go home
> Just my $.02.
> Ron Raab-Long
> CC, Troop 903 District Recognition Dinner Chairman
> Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dad
> Of all the jobs I do, I like Dad the best!
I would just as soon see parents night at summer camp go the way of the
dinosaur. I have been at camps where parents night is on Wednesday. I've
just got the new Scouts through the worst of the "homesickness" when
MOMMY shows up in camp! If I can talk MOMMY into letting the Scout stay
the rest of the week I have another two days of dealing with the
Friday night parents night doesn't work much better. As long as we're
here why don't we just take Junior home with us tonight? It really
increases the work load on the Scouts who stay to break camp on Saturday
I see that the OA eligibility rules for long term camp have changed from
six nights to only five nights. This gives us one less arguing point for
having a Scout stay through the last night of summer camp.
Just my $0.02 worth!
SA Troop 292, Mobile, AL ...I used to be an eagle!
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