adults at summer camp in Summer Camp Posted May 22, 2006 Our troop policy is if you want to go camping with the troop you have to be registered and take YPT. We are going out of Council to camp this year. About a 4 hr drive. Friday night is Family Night. Two parents want to come. They plan on bringing their own tent and will spend Friday night. Both are registered and both YPT trained. It is simply to risky any more to let an adult that isn't registered to go on overnights. We are lucky. All but one of our boys parents are registered. And there is no way on earth his parents would pass even the lowest background check. Mom has been in and out of jail ever since he has been in scouts (5 years). Just had a meth fire at her house. He was on a weekend outing with the troop. One thing our SM makes very clear when Webs move up into the troop. Parents are welcome to come camping. But it is up to the boys to do the work. Parents can watch but boys do the work. Had one dad that got really upset because SM told him 3 times he was not to set his sons tent up for him. Dad wouldn't listen. THey came to one camping trip and two meetings. He simply would not allow his son to do things. The first meeting we worked on knots. Dad tied every know for the kid. Talked to the DL and that was how he had done in Webs. Dad did everything for the kid. It is sad but our troop stresses that they have to do the requirements. It is the only way they will learn.