I wanted to revisit the previous discussion:
Since it’s closed, I needed to start a new thread.
I have twin boys, about to turn 12 years old. The original thread caught my eye because one of them does have an occasional bed-wetting issue. At home, it’s normally not a problem because we are there to remind him not to drink a bunch in the evening and if he does we wake him up for one last potty break before we go to bed. At camp, he is not monitored and is exhausted. He’s a heavy sleeper to start with (which is part of his problem), so the combination made me very nervous last year at camp.
Fortunately, he tented with his twin brother and there were no issues. I trust that if there WERE issues, his brother would help him take care of it and not tease him in front of everyone else (or behind his back). If the new Guide to Safe Scouting doesn’t allow brothers to tent together, I would be much more nervous. I was actually surprised this weekend to hear my boys say that they planned to tent together again this year and I agree with their logic - you know what you’re getting into, they can change clothes in front of each other, and everything in the tent is coming home in the same car so it’s no big deal if things get packed up or swapped.
I can understand (to some degree) the rules about parents and kids in tents, but to not allow brothers together? Can anyone confirm this and is the general consensus to take it seriously?