scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Attend Seperate Camps??
Jim Beyer (kb9ngi@YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 16 2000 - 11:07:43 CST
Our council has two camps. One is dining hall the other is
not. The closer one is the dining hall camp, and is also
were we offer cub/parent camping.
The long and short of it is that some troops find it
advantageous to have two camp weeks with the older boys at
the more adventurous camp (white water, wilderness area
nearby, North Country trail is one boundary) while younger
Scouts have prepared meals, a much richer merit badge
program and a relatively un threatening swim area. (Lake
Mach-Kin-O-Siew is COLD!)
I know of a couple troops which do this. It seemed to
work. In September, the New Scout patrol is finished, the
boys are at or near first class and are integrated into the
standing patrols. The older boys who would have found camp
boring without adventure options are still around and the
troop adapts quite comfortably.
It ain't for everyone, but it does have potential.
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