scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Summer Camp problem
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Tue Jul 04 2000 - 17:13:35 CDT
From: "Tom Lynch" <woodsliv@TMINET.COM>
> What we do in our troop is send 1 leader for every 5 scouts.
> The Camp leader has no scouts directly assigned to him that week, so he
> can keep up with what's happening. The assistant leaders each work with
> their 5 scouts and check up on them every day. This gives the scout an
> adult to sit down and talk to if he has any problems. This works for
> our troop. By the way, non of the adults have to pay to go to camp, the
> troop picks up the tab.
We do much the same but our "magic" ratio is 1 leader per 8 scouts. This
year we will have 16 scouts with 3 leaders. It has worked well for us and
these 3 leaders will not have to pay their fees.
Scoutmaster, Troop 221, Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council