camps (condition, etc.)
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 2 Jun 1993 06:23:42 EDT
quoting From: Mark Wilson mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM
> As a Scoutmaster, I found the local council's camp program, especially
> FCE, to be counter-productive.
> The good [camps] are not likely to be at risk. The poor ones either
> should be closed or 'scared straight.'
Mark, I agree with the above statements you've made... There are some
Council camps that are in poor shape as far as the program goes. Those camps
will have a poor reputation and attendance will be according low because of
> It isn't right to pressure units to attend a camp with a poor program and
> give the boys less than their money's worth.
In our Council the boys are encouraged to attend OUR Council camps, but are
not required to... instead, they may attend ANY Council camp they choose, or
one of the 3 National High Adventure bases... all will count as long term
camping for both the OA and for the quality unit awards.
Many of our boys will go out of Council 1 of 3 years just for the variety.
One of our 3 (now 2 having closed one last year) Council camps is used only
for weekend use and Cub day camp (1 hour drive away... it seems the area
this camp is in is not zoned for "high density" camping), while the other is
used primarily for summer camp (5 hr drive away).
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