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  • #16
    All of my Webelos end up in the same tent (I have an old 10x15 barracks room tent from REI). That reduces any discussions of who is sharing a tent, and puts them all in one place.

    How and where parents sleep or attend - I don't care. I don't check their legal status, I just tell them that the boys should be sharing tents, and the parents should be on the other side of the campsite (might not be Kudu's 300', but at least gives us a little distance).

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    • #17
      Hueymungus is wrong on that, perhaps it's a policy of his pack/troop..

      #8 ,, Male and female leaders must have separate sleeping facilities. Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilities are available.

      Thems the rules...[/QUOTE]

      I said this: "Besides, females sleep elsewhere in seperate campsites/areas"

      Um....what is the difference? It's seperate. A campsite can be on the other site of a trail or 15 feet away. And that's how you split hairs....

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      • moosetracker
        moosetracker commented
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        I used 15 ft because Hueymungus did.. But perhaps 300ft may be safer.. After all our cooties are known to jump quite a distance.

      • JoeBob
        JoeBob commented
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        I'm thinking a sleeping bag might be defined as a sleeping facility.

      • NJCubScouter
        NJCubScouter commented
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        Joe Bob: Sure, if you're sleeping under the stars.



        By the way, I am noticing that after dropping this question on us, comchair seems to be letting us just chat among ourselves. Please come back!

    • #18
      Yes, it does get complicated these days. Youth may not share a tent with adults unless those adults are

      Leadership Requirements for Trips and Outings

      Male and female leaders must have separate sleeping facilities. Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilities are available.



      Now, when we went camping, we would separate the tents of female leaders (usually few in numbers) and also face their tent is a different direction. It was more of a privacy issue than a safety issue. We'd also separate as best we could, the adults and youth.



      Adults of different genders are not allowed to share a tent unless married to each other. For example, two married couples could not share a four man tent.

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      • duckfoot
        duckfoot commented
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        Two couples can share a tent. It does not say A Married Couple or A Single Married Couple...Says couples, plural...Married couples may share the same quarters

        pretty cut and dried

      • King Ding Dong
        King Ding Dong commented
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        Hmmm, so BSA isn't concerned about swinging and orgies.

      • duckfoot
        duckfoot commented
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        Swinging is okay at 300 ft...

    • #19
      A few things I don't understand;

      A) Mom is on her 3rd marriage; has 2 kids from hubby #1, 1 kid from hubby #2, and is 8 months pregnant by Hubby #3 (They have been married a whopping 3 months.) The new Dad is on his second marriage; he also has 2 kids from wife #1, but has 1 kid from the mistress that resulted in the divorce from wife #1, and the current woman is expecting, per above. This couple gets to share a tent because BSA has decided that married=morally good???

      B) Mom and Dad have been together for 20 years and have produced four beautiful offspring. They have never had any other relationships, affairs, etc. They have chosen not to get married and often joke that they have been living in sin so long that Satan has given them their own zip code. This couple can not share a tent because BSA has decided not married = not moral???

      C) Jake and Dan are not married because it's not legal in their state, but they have been together for 15 years; 11 years ago the adopted their son Jimmy. This couple, while not married can share a tent because they are the same gender????

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      • qwazse
        qwazse commented
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        A) Not because any given couple is "good", but because the institution is worth upholding.
        B) there is (was) such a thing as common law. But if parents are making a mockery of marriage, why should they expect accommodation?
        C) Jake and Dan can't be leaders.

      • Basementdweller
        Basementdweller commented
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        c) but Q we are talking about cub camping here or they could be parents sharing a tent as boy scout parent tag alongs. So membership issue issue is no issue.

        They are men so it is ok........Scout son will be tenting with his patrol so it is irrelevant.

      • Basementdweller
        Basementdweller commented
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        So NAE....

        That is why I go with what is their normal household. I would never tell B) they couldn't tent together even if their kids are ugly, not sure what beautiful has to do with it.

    • #20
      Originally posted by NeverAnEagle View Post
      A few things I don't understand;

      A) Mom is on her 3rd marriage; has 2 kids from hubby #1, 1 kid from hubby #2, and is 8 months pregnant by Hubby #3 (They have been married a whopping 3 months.) The new Dad is on his second marriage; he also has 2 kids from wife #1, but has 1 kid from the mistress that resulted in the divorce from wife #1, and the current woman is expecting, per above. This couple gets to share a tent because BSA has decided that married=morally good???

      B) Mom and Dad have been together for 20 years and have produced four beautiful offspring. They have never had any other relationships, affairs, etc. They have chosen not to get married and often joke that they have been living in sin so long that Satan has given them their own zip code. This couple can not share a tent because BSA has decided not married = not moral???

      C) Jake and Dan are not married because it's not legal in their state, but they have been together for 15 years; 11 years ago the adopted their son Jimmy. This couple, while not married can share a tent because they are the same gender????
      And We see Why BSA is having Problems..NO Clearly defined anything..every One has their "point of View on Every issue facing Boy Scout today

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