More Summer Camp Ideas
Scott Begin (70334.376@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 25 Jun 1992 23:58:00 EDT
Jim mentioned that his troop always has a leader in the campsite.
For larger troops with several leaders in camp, this is a fine idea.
However, for smaller troops, it is not always convenient.
The idea is that scouts can easily find a leader when they need one. This
can be accomplished in other ways. Before leaving for an extended period,
leave some sort of note indicating where you will be during the morning on
the bullitin board in camp. If both of your leaders do this, a camper will
have a better chance of finding one of the leaders.
I had a different approach, and is better recommended for leaders with
experience at camp. Last summer, I spent the entire week in the handicraft
area. We made sure the kids knew they could always find me there. An adult
seeking the Lifeguard BSA (since this requires nearly living at the
waterfront) could function in this capability.
I wouldn't recommend this for first year leaders, but this type of thing
works well for experienced adults. I had worked at the camp, and therefore
knew the programs. I had worked in the handicraft area and the gentleman I
worked with is still the director. In addition to catching up, I worked on
some projects for myself (4 completed belts and a basket), and helped
instruct scouts when the staff was helping others. I enjoyed it throughly.
I just wish I could go to camp for a week sometime this summer, but as a new
employee, I'm not eligible to take vacation until september:(
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Assistant Scoutmaster
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