cub scout overnight (safe scouting guidelines)
William N. Dilla (sdilla@UMSLVMA.UMSL.EDU)
Sat, 1 Nov 1997 12:41:55 -0500
While we're on the subject of the Safe Swim Defense when at a public pool,
I've got a similar issue to throw out to the list. Our Cub Pack is
considering an overnight at a local Discovery Zone (one of those game
places with ball pits, etc.). Similar groups do this with a "reasonable"
adult-to-child ratio (say one for every 3-4, at the age we're talking
about). The Guide To Safe Scouting only addresses adult coverage at
overnight campouts, and we all know that's 1 parent per family unit.
Personally, I'd tend toward going with this conservative interpretation,
but I sympathize with the event planners' reasoning, which is as follows:
The event is planned to "give mom a night off" for holiday shopping, but if
mom is a single parent or dad has another committment, she doesn't get her
night out. So, I'd like to throw this out for discussion and see if others
have encountered similar situations.
(p.s., quite honestly, I'd rather spend the night in december camping in
-10o weather than at the DZ, but I think our activities chairs are great
people with great ideas, and I want to support them!)
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