Re: AAC Summer Camps (LONG!!) 2/2
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 23:49:22 -0400
I tend to agree with Patrick. You must have had some bad experiences
with Cub resident camps stealing the show from an early stage to worry
that they detract from boys latter attending Scout resident camps.
Instead of generalizing I would go only so far as to say that a Council
must be careful to make sure that both of its Cub and Boy Scout resident
camps offer the best possible program and in a progression that
encourages returns to get more of the adventure and challenges. The
National Capital Area Council camps at Goshen Scout Reservation do just
that starting with two camps devoted to Webelos and more adventure around
the corner at the Boy Scout camps we have. Finally we have a high
adventure trail camp that serves as an excellent precursor to Philmont.
Not every Council will have this luxury and some tailoring can always be
done to give variety in stages. I've been around other Councils that do
a good job in this area over the years as well. I guess I'd suggest
being careful not to over generalize.
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