Re: Quality Unit Patch
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Thu, 20 May 1993 23:00:02 +0000
> The Quality Unit Award is a BSA award given annually to units who meet a list
> criteria, all aimed at improving the unit program and functioning. Among the
> requirements for a troop, the Scoutmaster and Asst. Scoutmaster MUST be basic
> trained; and the troop MUST attend summer camp at a BSA camp.
What's the difference between having Summer Camp at a BSA camp or on your own?
I mean, what is the reason they are treated differently.
This is something I have trouble comparing with my experience. Here in Italy
there are really few campsites owned by some Scout association (in my region
there is just a campsite, plus two or three indoor accomodations owned by
Anyway, they tend to be used mainly for regional or zone events (which tend
to be rather infrequent) or for "specialization camps" (camps for boys
who work on some subject and who go alone, without their troop or patrol).
A troop will usually find a different place to go camping every year for
each camp (winter, spring or summer), trying not to go too often to the
The same applies to Cubs (usually only indoors accomodations) or Rovers
(who anyway need a different place to sleep every night but don't build
anything around the tents).
So, at Camp, each patrol will raise its tent, build its "corner" (table,
benches, kitcheen, store), and then the whole troop will build all
troop-wise stuff (flagpole, altar, first-aid tent, food store, and
Usually each troop camps on its own, even though when there are troops
camping in the area there may be some activity together (e.g. a camp fire).
Unless it is a Group Camp, in which case the Pack will be camping close,
and the Clan will spend some days there, too.
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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