Summer Camp Evaluations
Bill Roswell (Bill_Roswell@OXY.COM)
Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:37:00 -0500
Scouts and scouters always like going new places and accepting new challenges;
Boy Scout summer camps are no different. I would like to see succinct, candid
ratings (constructive) of various summer camps. We went to two summer camps this
summer, I will start the ball rolling:
Ben DeLaTour, Longs Peak Council Read Feather Lakes, Colorado. June 28, 1998
through July 3, 1998
Program - Good Program with a variety of merit badges, only a few aquatics
(rowing, sailing). Most merit badges ended up as partials.
Area- Very scenic, beautiful, hiking trails, stocked fishing pond, temperature
Food- Mediocre usually seconds.
Medical- very good, dispensed medicine before meals
High Adventure_ excellent rock climbing and COPE. Also have a high adventure
Repeatability- Yes, we would return.
Hale Scout Reservation, Indian Nations Council Talihina, Oklahoma July 19,
1998 through July 25, 1998
Program- Very Good Program almost all merit badges completed including archery
with instructor who stayed extra hours to "deliver the promise", Skiing
(artificial), White Water rafting, and excellent aquatics facility, temperature
Area- scenic, and mountainous (for Oklahoma), dusty, new flush toilets and hot
showers. New mess hall scheduled for 1999. VERY HOT 90-105 degrees during the
Food- Very Good and plenty
Medical- needs improvement, scouts given full responsibility for their medicine
Staff- all previous Eagles 18 and older.
High Adventure- Bohannon COPE course. 5 day hiking trek (had to cancel during
our week because streams dried up), Rappelling and Climbing Tower
Repeatability- Yes, underwent a 2 million dollar renovation in 1998 with a new
dining facility with climbing wall, climbing ceiling, cantilevers in 1999.
William C. Roswell
Scoutmaster Troop 241
Eagle District, Indian Nations Council
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