Re: Selecting Summer Camp
William C. Roswell (broswell@GTE.NET)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 13:35:05 -0500
we went to two summer camps this summer. We went to one out-of-state in
Colorado (17 scouts and 5 adults) and one in council in state (26 scouts,
3 full time adults and about 5 part-time( 1 to 4 days) adults). Four
scouts went to both summer camps.
There were several issues:
age and maturity: we restricted the out-of-state to only those scouts that
were 1rst class, 13 years old or older or had previously attended a summer
You need to consider how to handle homesick boys.
cost: out-of-state was $300 in state was $125
activities: there were very little aquatics out of state, but forrestry,
COP, and climbing. In state was very hot.but had great aquatics:white
water rafting, canoeing ,rowing, swimming, life safeing, a lake and
Instructors: are the all eagles are they over eighteen ?
Food: Is the food good? are there seconds?
how to choose: recommendations from others. We also have started keeping
notes on the summer camps we attend. We went to one summer camp where the
facilities, mess hall etc. we so unsanitary and so dirty, that we will
never go there again. At you roundtables, from formaer Woodbage, OA
contacts or from other councils ask how they liked the summer camp. I
tried to start an evaluation of summer camps on scouts-l and received a
Once you have found what you think is a good program, let the scouts
One of the biggest hits on our last summer camp was "artifical skiing" in
a 100 degree temperature.
Hope this helps and good luck!
scoutmaster troop 241
Tom Lynch wrote:
> Hi All,
> Question. How does your troop decide what summer camp you
> will be attending the next year?
> Is it base on Finances, Program, Area, Reputation? How much input
> do the scout have in the decision? How do you make it fair to all the
> This was an area of concern at tonight's committee meeting.
> These types of meetings come up when the committee wants to over ride
> the Scoutmaster.
> Your input is appreciated. TL
> Tehachapi, Ca
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