scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Attend Seperate Camps??
Tom Lynch (woodsliv@TMINET.COM
Fri Feb 18 2000 - 14:51:51 CST
Bill Sheehan wrote:
> We ussually have a week at the council camp for "everybody". Old and new
> Scouts. Heavy MB and first year program. Obviously some can not go.
> We have second week of High adventure for expereinced Scouts. This year
> backpacking in Canando for a week.
> > But, all of what I just stated is the obvious stuff on the surface. What I would
> > be watching and be more concerned about is that the group of "just crossed
> > I find it sort of mysterious that the newest
> > Scouts who are probably not as up to speed in the Patrol method are going enmass to a different camp. Warning sirens would be going off in my head.
Bill & list.
In this case the whole troop went first to camp then the older scouts did the high adventure. I know in the past that I did the same thing with our
group. The 12 older scouts went to Catalina Island, while the rest of the troop including the new scout went to lost valley, also the SPL went with t he
younger group. This was for several reasons. Sometimes the older scouts need to get away from the younger scouts, just to keep them interested. Also
Catalina was $300.00 per person, while Lost Valley was $180.00. The program at Lost Valley was set up for the younger scouts, while it wasn't at
Catalina. So, some times it is good to break up the group. I wouldn't do it every year though.
Thomas Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org
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