Re: Merit Badges/Camporees
Bob Sargeant (SARGEANT@CUA.EDU)
Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:12:07 -0500
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on an advancement camporee. It
sounds like yours was a very successful one.
In the George Washington District of the NCAC we use a three tier
approach to our advancement camporees. The first tier involves the
boy who are involved in the new scout patrols. We offer them activities
that will allow them to learn some of the skills involved in the first
year program. Unit leaders still are responsible for the actual sign
ing off on the requirements.
The second tier is organized for the largest number of the boys.
It involves merit badge work. Attempts are made to identify merit
badges that are not usually available within a troop. A recent camporee
featured shotgun shooting at a range at Fort Belvoir.
The third tier is for our venture crews. It usually involves hiking.
Our venture programs are very active in GW District and are featured at
camporees. This compliments our venture roundtable and our establishment
of venture crews as varsity teams so that we can communicate with the
leadership more easily.
When the camporee occurs in the fall we have a fourth tier which
is designed for the Webelos who are in attendance either as day visitors
(first year Webelos) or overnight participants(second year Webelos).
All this organization and the size of our district calls for a great
deal of organization and a place that is VERY large. We are currently
looking at the Marine Corps Base at Quantiaco, Virginia for our next fall
Yours in Scouting, Bob Sargeant, DC for the GW District, NCAC. Used to
be a fox.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City