scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Patrol cooking camps
Tue Jul 25 2000 - 21:32:36 CDT
I have to agree that the patrol method camp is the way to go for our troop.
We find that our young scouts always return with a much better understanding
of the patrol method, and much more skilled in the meal preparation area.
As far as missing the dining hall atmosphere, we alleviate that by inviting
members of the camp staff to dine with us at our evening meal, on a daily
basis. Camp staff usually has songs and games. This also makes for some
interesting tactics the scouts develop to get the most popular staff members
I have not seen any difference in the number of merit badges a scout is able
to earn by having to cook his own meals. if a scout is motivated he can earn
the same number of badges at either camp.
Again, I think that the benefits from patrol method camps far outweigh the
dining hall camps.
Patrick M. Cline
Scoutmaster - Boy Scout Troop 47
Northern Trail District
Three Fires Council
Lowaneu Allanque Lodge #41