Re: GSUSA Camp Experience
Michael Dobson (dobson@NET.USUHS.MIL)
Fri, 5 Aug 1994 15:47:39 -0400
Lynne Whited wrote about her daughters' GSUSA camp experiences.
Wow, Lynne, that sure sounds exciting! I know a lot of my boys in Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts would like to be able to chose a theme like your
girls did for their camping programs. My own 12 year old son would love
a 3-4 day intensive program in archery and then a longer program with
backpacking and cooking so he could work in depth on the various merit
badges. Often times the badges are time intensive enough to be mutually
exclusive or take more time than is available in a 6 or 7 day camp
(acutally 5 days when you count check-in and check-out days as non-program
days) to be done properlly. Even if the boys stay for an additional week
to complete the work, the classes are starting fresh and they are mostly on
The GSUSA model seems to be one that the BSA could look at in terms of
providing maximum exposure and training for some of our badges.
BTW, I leave Sunday for a week of Webelos Camp at Camp Ross, Goshen Scout
Reservation. See you all when I get back.
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