scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Webelos Camping
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Sun Nov 14 1999 - 21:22:56 CST
Ray Ruediger wrote:
> Question, If Webelos Scouts go on an overnight camping outing with a
> Boy Scout Troop at an official BSA Council Scout Camp, does each
> Webelos Scout need to have a parent attend with them? I thought I had
> read someplace they do not but cannot find that source. Any help will
> be appreciated.
The appropriate requirements are:
4. With your Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout troop
meeting, and one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.
5. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.
Both of those are Webelos DEN Activities - with the den.
The parent-Webelos camping requirement is:
A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when
supervised by his mother or father. If a parent cannot attend,
arrangements must be made by the boy�s family for another
youth�s parent (but not the Webelos leader) or another adult
relative or friend to be a substitute at the campout. No parent
should be responsible for more than one boy other than his or
The above clause applies to Webelos den camping, which is what the 2
requirements also refer to, so the answer is YES. The only time they
don't need the parents along is at a BSA Resident Camp, under the
Webelos Scouts (fourth and fifth graders) may participate in a
resident overnight camping program covering at least two nights
and operating under certified leadership in an established Scout
camp operated by the council during the normal camping season.
That does NOT include a Boy Scout troop weekend campout.
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