Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Questions for New Boy Scout
Questions for New Boy Scout
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 12:48:24 -0600
Well, it's my turn to be the new parent. My oldest son is bridging from Web
II to Boy Scouts. He has a pamphlet about summer camp. (I know the value
of camp.) He has to have his list of which five merit badges he wants to
work on by Feb 15th. (This is when the first payment is due.) They have a
nice first year camp program. So the list of badges is:
Fish & Wildlife Management
Soil & Water Conservation
I don't want him to have all 'fun' badges, or all 'work' badges. But, as we
have yet to get the Scout handbook. I would appreciate knowing which of
these will be required for advancement. If you would like to give me a list
of your recommendeds, I'd appreciate it.
The list of things to bring:
socks & underwear
shoes (2 pr.)
pen & paper
flashlight (w/fresh batteries)
toilet kit (toothbrush, towel, soap, etc.)
So, I'd also like to know what else to bring for a boy who has never spent
any night away from home. I can see that maybe...envelopes and stamps?
They'll only be gone for a week. Should I send a card before he even
leaves? I could sneak one into his pack.
Scouting is like Love; the more you share, the more you have.