Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
I'M WRONG re: parent camping
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 16:07:51 -0600
Well I think I gotta say that I was wrong to state that only registered
scouters are allowed on regular (not specified "family") camping events.
Although I called our DC and he said, "of course you're right" and I called
council and they said "absolutely"....it seems that I cannot find ANYTHING
in either the Guide to Safe Scouting or the BSA Rules and Regulations that
say that non-registered adults cannot regularly attend troop camping
This policy (whether its our individual council policy or what) has been
drilled into our heads in both district and council training since I've
been in scouting. I know for a fact that it states in our council's camp
leader's manual that ONLY registered scouters are allowed to camp. I know
that our SMF course (of which I've been a staff member for years) states
that we don't allow non-registered adults to camp except in the event of
"family camping events".
I guess I simply drew the conclusion that this was a national policy. I do
indeed apologize for spreading the wrong poop!
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