scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: oa eligibility
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM
Thu Apr 27 2000 - 10:31:34 CDT
Bob Cutting wrote:
>it is clear that a week of troop summer camp covers the long
>term requirement but long term provisional camp does not appear
>to count towards the other time because it references ,"other
>short term camps."
>i beleive the wording is to restrict the counting of more than
>the 6days/5 nights long term and to require a number of other
>short term camps with the troop.
Bob: the latest wording of the eligibility requirements can be
found on the OA National Web site (www.oa-bsa.org), as follows:
The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Boy Scout
camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days
and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp
consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping,
approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term
So, you are correct in that only one summer camp can be counted.
Note that it must be "resident camping, approved and under the
auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America". Therefore,
a week long troop outing does not qualify, because it is not a
resident camp operating under the standards of the BSA (i.e.,
it has not been inspected as a resident camp by an approved
BSA inspector and authorized to operate as a BSA resident camp).
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.31
Vice Chair - Program, Lafayette District
Committee Member, Troop 313 - Cradle of Liberty Council
Adviser to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
Quartermaster, Jambo 2001 Council Committee
I used to be an Owl