If a sibling or visitor would like to participate in an official Troop 313 overnight event, the following policy must be followed to protect the parents and participates:
Visitors/Guests must be male and Scout age (11+ years old). An official BSA application and part A & B medical form must be completed before attendance. We would consider this a recruitment visit (one per boy) and if he would like to attend other outings, the application must be turned in and dues paid. The Scout who is invites the guest is responsible to verify he has the appropriate gear and the patrol has enough food for him.
Siblings must be Scout age (11+ years old / male or female) and accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Part A & B of the BSA medical form is also required.
High Adventure or other trips that require Scouts to meet certain requirements (such as Swimming merit badge and/or a certain rank requirement) are not valid trips for visitors or siblings.
No form of alcoholic beverage may be brought on an official troop outing. Adults who do not conform to this policy will be asked to not participate in future events. The official BSA policy is stated as followed:
“It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.”