Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: overnight policy for Cubs,men,and women?
Re: overnight policy for Cubs,men,and women?
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 20:40:39 -0500
This past June, our Troop slept on the USS Massachusetts. There were about
eight Cub Packs there also. The sleeping quarters provided racks of bunks
four high, with, generally, 2-4 racks per "room". There were no doors
separating the rooms, but they had the typical battleship doorway. We had
the adults in different "rooms" than the Scouts, but given the facilities,
there wasn't anything else to do. The two women in the troop slept in the
junior officers quarters on a different deck. I do believe some of the
women in some of the Cub Packs did sleep in the same area as the Cubs, but
presumably in separate "rooms" like our Troop's adults.
The discussions in GSSS don't really address this, because the bunk
facilities are not comparable to a tent. In a situation like this, I think
you need to consider the intent of the regulations. I wouldn't anticipate
any inappropriate behavior occuring when you have 8 - 16 Scouts in a "room"
and 3-4 adults in the adjacent "room".
At 07:53 PM 10/28/98 -0800, Kevin Harb wrote:
>I have a question regarding the BSA policy on overnight activities with the
>Cub Scouts. I know that the BSA requires Cubs to be escorted by at least
>one parent or guardian on an overnight campout. But what is the policy, if
>any, regarding women and men and Cubs sleeping in the same "room"?
>You see, our Pack is planning an overnight camp-out on a submarine, the USS
>Pampanito in San Francisco. The submarine has 48 bunks available for group
>members to sleep; thirty-six (36) bunks in the Crew's Quarters and twelve
>(12) bunks in the Officers' Quarters.
>Please let me know if there is a policy regarding this issue.
>Thanks in advance!