scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Attend Seperate Camps??
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Wed Feb 16 2000 - 07:06:32 CST
We often have Scouts who cannot make the week we plan as a Troop. They tend to
make provisional camp instead. There are others who go for two weeks - therefore
making provisional. So long as the first year Scouts are in a camp's first year
program this should not slow down their rank advancement progress.
But, all of what I just stated is the obvious stuff on the surface. What I would
be watching and be more concerned about is that the group of "just crossed" New
Scouts are moving in lock step with each other. While I respect the fact that a
patrol may all decide to go "left" while the troop goes "right" (and maybe even
condone that behavior by a Patrol), I find it sort of mysterious that the newest
Scouts who are probably not as up to speed in the Patrol method are going en
mass to a different camp. Warning sirens would be going off in my head.
A couple of questions come to mind:
1) Is the entire group of "new Scouts" not going with the Troop? Or is it a
2) Are the parents of these new Scouts coincidentally former Den Leaders?
3) Are the New Scouts all in the same Patrol? (a New Scout Patrol?)