Summer camp is a fantastic experience for the Scouts of your Troop. But that does not mean it can’t be fun the adults that go too. Each year we take our Scouts to camp. We limit the amount of Adults, after all, this is a program for the Scouts, but the three or four adults that do go get to have a wonderful time in camp also.
But what do you do when you are at camp. This weeks poll gives you a few choices that came off the top of my head after many years hanging out at camp.
Here is typically what I do.
First.. always take a good book.
Second… Stay out of the Scouts way. Be there to sign books and blue cards. Cheer them on when they play games, and have a smile on my face every day. But camp is for them.. leave them alone to hang out. We always make it a point to take the tents the furthest away from the patrols and in lots of cases use the back doors if they face into the camp. We want them to work the patrol method at camp and part of that is the interaction that takes place when they are playing and yeah I’ll say it.. screwing around.
And finally, I like to participate in adult programs that are offered. One of our camps takes all the Scoutmasters on a Horse back ride. A few of the camps offer adult swims and lunches.
By and large my week at camp is to provide support when needed and a great week to relax and take a break. Most days you will find me at the water front with a good book just taking in the sun.
So what do you do at camp? Let me know, leave a comment. Better yet.. use the SMMVoice mail line and tell me, it may end up in the next podcast! 503-308-8297. Lets hear about your week in camp!
Have a Great Scouting Day!
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