Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
Re: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
Richard C. Ickler
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 14:57:51 -0700
I'm glad to see the clarification. However, I don't think I am the only =
one who is concerned with the potential implications of your council =
policy. We have had a number of discussions about "closed activities" =
on this list. Your council is probably trying to force parents to make =
a formal commitment to Scout leadership, but any time you institute such =
a policy you also leave yourself wide open to the impression that you =
are hiding something. I understand the arguments both ways and agree =
with most of them. However I tend to favor strongly encouraging all =
active adults to register but not making it a requirement to participate =
with their son. Show them the benefits of registration rather than =
making it just another hoop they have to go through. You will get a lot =
better commitment and support that way.
SA, Troop 14
Long Beach Area Council (CA)
From: Jim Peterson [SMTP:kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 3:08 PM
Subject: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
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 =
council and they said "absolutely"....it seems that I cannot find =
in either the Guide to Safe Scouting or the BSA Rules and Regulations =
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 =
leader's manual that ONLY registered scouters are allowed to camp. I =
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 =
indeed apologize for spreading the wrong poop!
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good =
BS RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council Eagle Class of 1963
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
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