scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Leader Who Breaks The Rules
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU
Thu May 11 2000 - 12:35:16 CDT
Kathy Coates wrote:
>My feeling on the families on campouts issue is: what the heck kinda
>pro-youth organization would insist on separating a family for an entire
Hi Kathy, Ellers:
Easy. An organization that has age-specific programs that it wants to run
in an organized and safe manner with trained and qualified personnel.
You could, I suppose, make the same arguement regarding a little league
baseball program run by the local Parks and Recreation Department. Would
you put a 5-year old out playing on a hard-ball field with high school-aged
students EVEN if supervised by a parent? I think not. As an adult leader,
I don't want to even think about having toddlers around a campfire or
around canoeing. Now I know you say that they are "supervised" by their
parents.....well if the parent is supervising the child, how can he also
supervise the rest of the scouts who are engaged in the age-appropriate
activities? Although BSA certainly recognizes the worth of the family, it
does not emphasize family camping as one of it's primary objectives.
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson (of the Kansas variety)
ADC, Pelathe District
Heart of America Council Eagle Class of 1963
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
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