Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Regarding Parent Participation At Summer Camp
Re: Regarding Parent Participation At Summer Camp
Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:23:53 -0700
Good point, Jim
One problem I have noticed is that many Scoutmasters and ASMs cannot
articulate what will occur at campouts and the expected outcomes so that new
comers or unregisterd parents who wish to be in on the action will
understand when to stand off and observe and if they wish to offer services
or skills that they access a logical chain of command so to speak.
Aims and Methods just dont take long to explain if your know your stuff and
are committed to the boys scouting program of your unit.
Many parents go to campouts to watch little johnny jump thru this whoop or
that and after the main attraction its on to the next 30 minute diversion.
Stop or prevent parents from attending outing...hardly. Its a sure way to
loosing a chance for a future leader.(maybe even a scoutmaster)
I always had something for johnny's dad (or mom) to do to feel part of the
group and if they were unregistered the only thing keeping that from
happening was the presentation of the form.
Adult leader apps are as fundamenmtal in a scoutmasters briefcase as merit
badge blue cards. (make all Merit badge responses to
After a good experience, the new parents just sign right on.
A good time is when the bacon is sizzlin and the coffee, hot :))))
But we do have to ask if the parent doesnt offer, dont we.
Commissioner and partime Owl
From: James H. Moss >
Subject: Re: Regarding Parent Participation At Summer Camp
>I think you would have greater legal problems if you told a parent they
>could not attend camp