Time Off from Work For Summer Camp
David C. Ellis (DEllis@TRIBUNE.COM)
Thu, 6 Nov 1997 08:54:56 -0600
During Summer of 98 I plan on going to summer camp with my son's troop, that I
am a leader in.
My questions is how do most of you get the time off from work to go to summer
Do you end up using vacation time? If you do, how do you justify to the rest of
your family that they only get one week to go on a family vacation (assuming
that you only get the standard 2 weeks)?
Or does your company offer you time off with pay to go to summer camp? If you
do get this type of time off was there already a policy in place or did you have
to go convince HR or your boss that this was something worth doing?
I know that when I was a scout my dad use to get a temporary duty assignment to
accompany the troop. Of course he was a chief in the USN at the time and they
believed strongly in scouting.
If anyone could share their experiences in this matter with the group I think it
would be greatly appreciated. This could also be used by those of us who's
companies does not offer this type of benefit to start to offer it.
David C. Ellis
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City