Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Parents in Camp
Re: Parents in Camp
Calvin H. Gray
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 16:19:53 -0500
Rich Bates wrote:
> An observation (which echoes another posting on this subject): the problem
> Dads were the ones who were not in uniform, registered or trained.
> Is there a BSA policy that says Only registered, trained adult leaders may
> attend the BSA sponsored camps?
There is no such policy, and I doubt if there will be, especially for
Cubs/Webelos. Council sponsored Cub/Webelos camping activities are
meant to introduce the boy/parent to camping. The BSA would meet a
great deal of resistence if they attempted to restrict these events to
registered adults. Remember that many council Cub/Webelos camping
activities produce significant chunks of revenue for the council
sponsoring the activity, and restricting attendance to registered adults
would probably reduce attendance.
On the other hand, many Boy Scout camps are beginning to require that
each adult accompanying a troop to summer camp (even for one day) be a
registered member of the BSA.
At the camp we attended this year, we had to supply a roster showing the
BSA ID# for each boy AND each adult attending camp. This could either
be the troop roster from our council or it could be a roster produced
from TroopMaster that listed the ID# for each camper.
For several years, our troop's policy has been that each adult who goes
camping (even on a weekend trip) must be registered with the BSA. I
don't want to go into the details as to why we require this but the
implementation of this policy was for a good reason and it has served us
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)