Re: Over active parent
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Mon, 2 Feb 1998 18:00:53 -0600
At 05:04 PM 1/31/98 -0800, Tim wrote:
>I have heard of many units who go camping - and they separate each
>patrol as well as the adults from each other (sometimes by a good
>distance). This gives the boys an opportunity to learn, lead, mature,
>and enjoy what Scouting has to offer.
>Am I off my rocker??? What does your troop do?
We always try to have seperate campsites for each patrol, including the
"Adult Patrol" (a.k.a. "Geezer Patrol", "Rocking Chair Patrol").
Sometimes this is not possible, like at camporees or in public campgrounds,
but then we still designate seperate patrol areas for tenting and cooking.
We haven't had a problem with a parent wanting to tent with his/her son, but
we would strongly discourage it. We want the boys to work together as a
patrol, with only as much adult interaction as is minimally needed.
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