Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: shadowing a troop outing
shadowing a troop outing
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 06:13:44 -0600
We have had similar situations with our troop, and with a
family bringing teenage girls. At first, we said: " fine,
but you realize you are not covered by any of our insurance,
so if anything happens, it's all on your head." That was
fine with them and our troop had fun "having some girls
along". I may get flamed hard here, but if everyone knows
what page your are on (insurance and liability wise) why
can't they sing from the same hymnal? Rivers in Colorado
and trails across these mountains are all public
land/property, so why would anyone deny access to a "shadow"
group, just because you are scouts? We have several families
shadow our Jamboree Troop to New York, Philadelphia,
Washington, DC, and then to Jamboree. They know they are on
their own for lodging, food and transportation, they're
welcome to come with us.
Plus, if you let a family"shadow" you on an outing, they
may have so much fun, they may want to register as adult
leaders and do this some more. The teenage firls may be
excellent candidates for your Venturing crew, somebody's
bound to start in your area. Tag alongs are excellent
Just my two cents worth.