Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Camping Merit Badg
Re: Camping Merit Badg
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 08:38:40 -0800
This is another area that has bothered me.
Seems like we (adults) shoot ourseleves in the foot a lot by doing jobs
boys can do.
Especially at summer camp.
Given the Aims and Methods of Scouting we seems to circumvent the
opportunities to learn and do at places like summer camp and camporees and
even ordinary campouts by not letting the boy have the experience of
setting up his own (or his patrol) tent.
This can be just as much fun and fulfil program requirements as swim tests,
Another aspect is breaking up the patrol on the first day of camp but thats
Active Commissioner and Partime Owl
> > At our summer camp, the OA puts the tents up in the Spring at a
> > Brotherhood/work weekend and takes them down in the Fall at another.
> > impression I got was that this was the norm, OA being the camping
> > and all.