scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: GSS and Cub Camping..Lock-in Policy
Scott Patterson (scottpat@NETDOOR.COM
Sat Mar 04 2000 - 09:20:41 CST
Quote from Guide to Safe Scouting....Section on Camping.
" Overnight camping by 2nd and 3rd grade Cub Scout Dens, Packs is not
approved and certificates of liability insurance will not be provided by the
BSA. Unless the camping is at an approved local council resident camping
facility (Council Camp)"
Is permitted as long as one or more family members is a BSA member, and it
must be done on local council -owned or managed property.
I know many Packs do go on campouts outside of the bounds as listed in the
Guide To Safe Scouting, but when they do, they forfeit the BSA liability
insurance, so sayith the BSA. Our Pack has been doing it for years, but in
the past few years we have all parents sign a liability release for all
leaders, our CO and the BSA. It also states that the parents or guardian is
responsible for the actions of their child and of any damages that the child
may cause. We have never had to challenge a liability issue but we did have
2 parents that refused to sign the release and they were left in the parking
lot trying to explain to their child why they did not go. I hated it for
the 2 children but we had 123 others to worry about.
T-15 & P-15 Madison, MS
ASM and ACM