Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
Re: I'M WRONG re: parent camping
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 23:59:31 -0500
I wouldn't say that Jim was wrong, he just may not have been correct for
all councils nation wide. In our council, (Jim and I are in the same
council) one of the reasons that the non-registered are discouraged from
attending campouts is that they are not insured. Our council pays
liability insurance on all registered Scouts and Scouters, which is not
the case nation wide. Inviting non-registered people on an outing could
create a risk.
Our SMF course, (many year staffer) mirrors Jim's on the statement of
"family camping", but we also add one outing invitation for the purpose
of recruitment. I have seen this in writing but don't remember where.
For a "Parent" or "Family" campout I would suggest obtaining hold
harmless agreements from all those that are non-registered or state that
the campout is not sanctioned by the BSA. IMHO
BTW When a troop checks in at our council's camp, all names are checked
against the troop roster and if a name is missing the troop must show
proof of registration. We had a dandy time showing proof of
registration for our unit commissioner two years ago.
Yours in Scouting,
Scout Roundtable Staff
District Training Team
North Star District HOAC