scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Attend Seperate Camps??
Mike Mc Abee (Gattati12@AOL.COM
Wed Feb 16 2000 - 12:19:47 CST
it is not uncommon for a troop to split up and go to different style
camps, especially if there are big gaps in age and rank between the boys -
once my troop split and sent the younger (11-13) boys to a resident camp
so they could work on rank and get used to long term camping (I went as SM
and had two other committee people along - I was the SA at the time), while
the SM and the older boys went on a 125 mile canoe trip.
however, your post poses several problems, not the least being the fact
that these people aren't even registered Boy Scouts and at least one of the
Adults going also is not a registered leader in the Scout troop.
crossing over in April and restricted to camping based on "summer
vacation plans" they are taking a lot for granted thinking they can get a
week at another camp.
maybe some of the other scouts would be better suited to this other time
frame - can they change their plans and go with them too, or is this just for
the "former Webelos"
I would normally say that the important thing is that they go camping,
but in this case - well, I think it would be better for the 1st year group to
stay at home like the other boys who may not be able to go to summer camp on
the chosen week.
Mike Mc Abee