scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: summer camp attendance
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@BELLATLANTIC.NET
Sat May 06 2000 - 23:38:37 CDT
If there is any one single activity in a year of Boy Scouting that a Scout
should attend, it is a week at summer camp, if at all possible. Most Scouts
have a good experience and want to come back for another year, if they
attend the first year. As a result they tend to participate for another
year. If they are not allowed to attend due to spotty participation during
the year, they may decide to continue the practice or simply drop out.
We want to get them to summer camp where they can do outdoors activities.
That is the best of all places to do Scouting. If they can get to camp, the
odds are good that they will learn something, advance, have fun, and grow.
Outings are one of the best ways to draw 'em in and keep 'em.
If the pre-conditions are too rigid, then you will have a small group of
"deserving boys" attending, but maybe not enough for a full Troop or a large
enough Troop to take full advantage of camp.
Michael F. Bowman email@example.com
Vice President, http://usscouts.org
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.