Re: Time Off for Summer Camp
Buddy Givens (Scouter280@AOL.COM)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 17:48:34 -0500
The thought of approaching your employer in the "spirit of voluntarism" as
proposed by President Clinton has merit. You could suggest something like
the following, which is an excerpt from BSA National Council Personnel
"Any employee who is registered through a local council with the Boy Scouts
of America as a unit Scouter (unit leader, assistant, committeeman, etc.) or
a district or council member may have up to 5 work days to attend Boy Scout
camp, Cub Scout day or resident camp, or Woodbadge in a leadership capacity
without loss of pay or vacation time, provided such time does not interfere
with the function of the department."
Obviously, you would probably want to suggest more generic wording for the
organizations to be served (such as "a registered tax-exempt organization
with educational/youth service etc. purposes"), but I believe you see the
You also see that there is at least one more organization besides the
military that allows paid time off for summer camp - the BSA itself!
Incidentally, paid time off for the Jamboree is also allowed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City