Re: [Scouter_T] Re: BALOO vs. Outdoor Leader Training?
Having presented BALOO numerous times, the question that invariably
comes up is, "How do I get around the rule?" Typically, leaders will
ask if they can take the den camping if "just their den" shows up. Of
course. But organizing it as a den, and not involving or inviting the
rest of the pack, does not make it a pack campout, it's simply a den
trying to do something that is clearly against the rules by
conveniently being the only ones to know about and attend the campout.
On Oct 27, 2005, at 12:56 PM, Jim von Schmacht wrote:
> It says nothing about limiting it to a Den "specifically" - the
> intent is
> that it be Pack Approved and Supervised.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "JTL" <jtlanejr@y...> wrote:
>Why not attend anyway, then you can coordinate a spring campout for
> Thank you to all that provided information. I have decided not
> to attend the course and will save it for next year should the
> pack have a need for it at that time.
the whole pack? It sounds as if your pack doesn't do much camping,
and if that's true, you can help change that for the better.
> My original motivation for attending the course was purely selfishIts not really "selfish" to want to give your boys the best outdoor
> for my den.
experience you can. Its just that BSA's policy of age-appropriate
activities says Tiger, Wolf and Bear dens have to wait.
> I am confident that the intent of the "guide to safe scouting" isI hope there's a reason behind what BSA does, even if its not always
> to prevent this type of den only camping and I will abide by that.
obvious at first glance.