[Bobwhite Blather] How much are you doing for them?

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Mon Oct 26 12:39:15 PDT 2015

There's a new item at Bobwhite Blather: 'How much are you doing for them?'

The question came up recently on one of the forums about how different troops
handle registration for monthly campouts, and I was intrigued to read the

Many respondents had well thought-out procedures, ranging from e-mailed
permission forms to Google documents and the BSA's new Scoutbook. These systems
aim to add some level of reliability and dependability to the process of parents
signing their sons up to go camping and to make things easier for them.

It's great to have a consistent way to reach the parents, to get word back on
who is going, and to be able to assign drivers to take Scouts to and from camp.
This certainly helps the troop committee members and the Scoutmaster
responsible for overseeing the campout.

Most of them, however, miss the point.

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