scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Webelos Camping
Bob Dewar (dewar@TECHHEADNET.COM
Mon Nov 15 1999 - 18:18:59 CST
----- Original Message -----
From: lbth <bsa@ADVNET.NET>
> From: Jack Clement <CLEMWI@CS.COM>
> > No, each Webelos does not need aparent. An adult other than the
> > leader can serve as an adult for up to 3 boys.
> The only way an adult can be responsible for three Webelos Scouts on
> a campout is if two of them are his/her sons.
. No parent should be
> responsible for more than one boy other than his or her own." (The
> Guide To Safe Scouting)
All fine and dandy, (and within the rules of BSA) for an overnight "Den
Campout". But the original question was about Webelos attending a Boy Scout
campout. The very next paragraph from the GSS reads;
"It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of an
adult. Joint Webelos den-troop campouts are encouraged for dens of
fifth-grade Webelos Scouts with their parents to strengthen ties between the
pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to
accompany the boys on approved trips."
The reading of this regulation is that no parents are "required" to be
on a den-troop campout, just highly recommended. Taking family, den, pack,
and troop adult leadership on a campout into account, allows the requirement
of of one "adult" per Webelos Scout to be counted. Although every troop I
have ever had any dealings with have an internal requirement that an adult
parent attend with their Webelos Scout.
So the other answer for the original question is that it is not allowed
for one adult to be responsible for 3 boys.