Re: Council camp size
GS-12 Daniel R. Mott Mr (mott@OODIS01.HILL.AF.MIL)
Mon, 20 Jun 1994 14:23:32 -0600
In your message of 20 Jun 1994 at 1235 MDT, you write:
> I'd rather see a council this size have <two> concurrent Boy Scout
> summer camps running. It sure isn't like we don't have the facilities,
> it's just that we don't have anything else like Ransburg. (And I guess
> we could even make the argument that even though it's one of our council
> camps, it is not located in our council, and thus a long haul for some
> of the troops that are 30-40 miles north of where <I> am--and I'm 70
> miles from the place!)
We have a council camp site called the East Fork of the Bear
Reservation where we have three scout camps running concurrently
during the summer (Camp Fontier, Camp Tommahawk and Camp Evergreen). I
don't remember offhand exactly, but they support 12 or so troops each
on a weekly basis. it's also not located in our council but in the
Uinta mountains (about a 2 hour hour drive away).
One major difference is these camps cook all their food within the
troop site whether furnished by the camp or not (no dining halls
though there is a buliding where the staff eats and meetings with the
leaders are held).
These camps are located in a valley in the mountains and are separated
enough from each other that you don't have interference from the other
camps except on campfire nights which the whole camp gets together for
singing. It seems to work out well.
There is also a fourth camp there (Camp Travis) that is used for
Junior Leader Training and Weeklong Woodbadge.
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