SUMMER CAMP CELLULAR PHONE INFORMATION
the last couple of years, the average age of cellular
phone users has continued to decrease. In addition, the cellular
phone coverage at Heritage Reservation has continued to increase.
The combination of these two circumstances has led to some
unfavorable situations at summer camp.
one of the main principles of attending summer camp is to
give the boys a chance to experience life in the outdoors...without
such luxuries as flushable toilets, air conditioning, and
electronics. Second, camp staff has alerted the leaders that
scouts' cellular phones are ringing while the scouts are
attending merit badge classes. This situation is very disrespectful
to the camp staff and is very distracting to the others attending
the class. Third, if a boy gets homesick, the last thing
he needs is a method to facilitate easy contact with home.
Finally, the camp phone policy is such that it cannot
be used to receive calls, and a scout can only use it to
dial out when a leader is present. When scouts have cellular
phones on their person, this policy is circumvented.
Reservation staff has asked that Troop leaders address
issue to prevent this issue from occurring in the future.
Thus, the Troop 225 Scout Cell Phone Policy has been established.
225 SCOUT CELL PHONE POLICY
(SUMMER CAMP EDITION)
is the position of the leadership of Troop 225 that no
scouts are permitted to have cell phones in camp at any
Scouts wishing to call home must follow the camp pay
phone policy and
the leader decides that a phone call is justified, he
will decide whether to use his cell phone or to take
to the Program Hall where the scout will use the courtesy
phone. Parents are asked to respect, support, and enforce
this policy. The leaders do not want to have to serve as
cell phone police. Nevertheless, if a scout is caught with
a cell phone, the cell phone will be handed over to the leaders
and will remain with them until Saturday morning. If an urgent
message must be delivered to a scout, please follow the procedures
detailed on the Emergency
Contact Information page. Thank
you for your cooperation as we do our best to make this a
fun and memorable week for the
following leaders will have cell phones and will be at camp
for the duration of the week:
Al Vernacchio: 412-417-4626 (Verizon Wireless)