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Definition of Camping

Question: What is the definition of camping? Different troops in our lodge use different standards. Bottom line does cabin "camping" count. Or does it depend on how rustic or plush the cabins are?
Answer: All the Guide to Inductions says is: "...approved and under the auspices and standards of the BSA..." The balance is to be done in "overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps."

In the beginning it also says: "After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping..." This excludes any Cub Scout and family camping.

The control mechanism here is the Scoutmaster. He/she decides who to certify for the ballot before the vote is taken. If this lodge is experiencing unequal application of the standard, they need to have a knowledge push at the roundtables and through the commissioner corps.

By Tom Reddin

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