Summer Camp, what to expect
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Wed, 24 Jun 1992 21:29:00 MST
Mary and other firt timers,
First, all camps seem to have their own personality which may change from
year to year, due to staff changes. Some camps also never seem to change.
The leaders guide for camp is a good place to start as indicated. The
troop should have at least one.
What to expect and what to do? All the suggestion have been correct for
the camps known, but this one varies greatly from camp to camp. My first
time to camp as an adult leader (not on staff) I found the camp director
asking for help at the water front. They were short staff. I taught two
Swimming Merit badge classes that week.
I always take my hammock to summer camp and sometimes I get to use it! If
the staff is good, and your scouts are organized (my last camp experience
included Jamboree style cooking) you will find your self with much idle
time. I like to take photographs so I can give the parents a slide show at
the next court of honor.
The most important thing, IS TO GO WITH AN OPEN MIND. Do not let someone
convince you can or can not help, you can or can not participate. When you
get there, be flexible and above all, have a good time. You are, after all,
taking a week of your vacation time to be with the scouts!
Enjoy yourself and follow Kathie's advice about the uniform. The cub
uniform would be find for the flag ceremonies, but do not wear it all day.
Take and wear something comfortable for the enviornment you will be in.
Sierra Vista, Airzona
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City