Re: Adventure Patrol
G E Hedrick (geh@A.CS.OKSTATE.EDU)
Fri, 11 Sep 1992 11:26:37 CDT
Will Rogers Scout Reservation has a "First year camper" program for
boys who have not completed First Class. The camp has had this for
about three years. The boys work toward all ranks up to and including
First Class. It is very similar to the Boy Scout program
in which my son participated at PTC. (It does not have the rigorous
8 mile overnight hikes in the mountains, however. :-)
Will Rogers does not have any special name for this program
Some scoutmasters think the first year program is great. Others refuse
to let their boys participate. The ones who refuse want the boys to
use summer camp for merit badges that they cannot do at home easily.
They also prefer to work on the requirements for the lower ranks
with the boys in a troop setting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City