Re: homesick & family night
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 8 Aug 1994 21:24:35 -0400
Another variation that has been successful at camps is a Saturday BBQ and
closing ceremony just before the Scouts leave. At a camp I worked at
sometime back the parents were given a short tour of the main area and
invited to a BBQ (which was figured into the camp fee). They got to see
the awards, find out about all the advancement and get a pitch on what
Scouting was doing for the community. This avoided the early departures,
homesickness, etc. Also was a great warm-up for later SME type activities.
Here at National Capital Area Council (Fredricksburg, VA to Fredrick MD
and more), we have a sure-fire solution to the family night issue. The
camp is three to five hours away from the parents located far to the South
in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The ten hour trip would be daunting.
Consequently, no family night program is used. We do a have a family
camping week-end in September, however.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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