Re: Campout Ideas for Next year
The Hammons family (hhammons@LAUSD.K12.CA.US)
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 19:03:20 -0700
Here are a few that may or may not be High Adventure but you should be
able to do in flatland.
1. Weekend Bike Campout ( 50 miles or more)
2. Tubing ( got a river handy?0
3. River or lake kayaking or canoeing ( we train 11 year olds in the
canoeing merit badge.
4. other aquatic merit badges such as Water sking ( takes a lake and a
boat), moterboating, Small boat Sailing, Rowing
5. Don't forget a fishing trip
6. Check nearby air bases. You could do Model Rocketery ( Space
Exploration) tied to a tour of the base. Check out if they have an
obstacle course that they will let you use part of ( great for patrol
building). If they raise the insurance issue, you can get a certificate
that will quiet their objections.
7. MOst importantly ask the boys. They are your best source of ideas but
remember your job is to apply limits ( stay within policy, e.g. no
bungee jumping, and like that).
In our Planning retreat,( yes. we make this a campout too), the boys
come up with more ideas than we could possibly do in 5 years. Provide
guidance but let them do the cutdown. Your job here is keep them on
task. Then we have our boys fit their final list to the calender. Apply
common sense. Point out trips that might not fit the weather at the time
they place and make sure you have key school, Scouting and holidays
already on the calender for them. The boys may not understand but a
Mother"s day trip is a good way to get male adult leaders crucified.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City