|Volume 1, Issue 2, June 15, 2012||      Summer Camping...More Than A Good Time|
|National Order of the Arrow
Conference July 30 - Aug 4
|National Youth Leadership
Training Begins In July
|Cub, Webelos Scouts Trend
To Overnight Camps
|Philmont Trek Departs
on June 9, 2012
|Summer Camp Staff Report|
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Memories of summer camp as a youth evoke in many adults a mixed bag of good and bad memories. Thankfully for organizations like our Tukabatchee Area Council Boy Scouts, most memories are of the good kind.
Scouting, like few youth serving organizations, uses the summer camp experience as an integral method of program delivery, specifically designed to educate youths (the merit badge instruction), to teach self-reliance (personal responsibility for managing time, money, and resources), to build self-confidence (mastery of the mile swim as an example), to teach shared leadership (the patrol method), and to involve youths with adult role models. For most Scouts, the hours spent at summer camp equal nearly the hours spent in a full year of weekly Scout meetings…obviously, summer camps are the outdoor classroom of Scouting.
A survey for the Boy Scouts by Harris Interactive spotlights some of the specific outcomes of Boy Scout summer camp experience. The Percentage of Scouts at summer camp who experienced