Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Webelos-Scout camping
Re: Webelos-Scout camping
James A Lindberg
Tue, 1 Jun 1999 09:31:31 -0500
Yeah, I figured that last post would bring up some interesting
Am I looking at loop holes? Am I just interpreting differently?
Here's what I see:
"A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when
supervised by his mother or father. If a parent cannot attend,
arrangements must be made by the boy's family for another
youth's parent (but not the Webelos leader) or another adult
relative or friend to be a substitute at the campout. No parent
should be responsible for more than one boy other than his or
Ok, "No parent should" to me is different than "No parent will", should
to me is open to interpretation.
It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision
of an adult. Joint Webelos den-troop campouts are encouraged for
dens of fifth-grade Webelos Scouts with their parents to
strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack
leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on
To me this is just rambling with words like "encouraged" and "expected"
as far as the first line, it just tells me that Webelos will be under
the supervision of "an" adult, not just one adult.
I'm not looking for a fight, I just want to get Webelos camping and with
single parents, and parents who wouldn't go, we just wouldn't get our
Webelos out. This issue has come up before and has had me thinking
about it. BTW I am a Cub Master and an Assistant Scout Master, trained
in both, have been a Webelos Leader, Den Leader, Tiger Group Leader.
Been around for a while. And so if you don't count the Webelos leader,
(now can you count the Assistant Webelos Leader?) I am usually the other
adult/leader. This isn't all the time, but usually we'll have 2-3
adults for 4-8 kids.
Have I been lucky? We have never had any problems with our Webelos.
And how about this, we've never been denied a tour permit from Council.
Open to discussion,