Troop/Team Representative - Summer camp
Some Scout camps lie in deep forests or at the bases of high, windy peaks. Others are tucked back in the woods along rivers and lakes. A few are located in deserts or along seashores. Every camp is different, but here’s a small sampling of what you are likely to find:
- Nature hikes with instructors who really know their stuff
- Map-and-compass courses
- A wood yard for practicing proper use of knives, saws, and axes
- Archery and rifle ranges
- Conservation projects, meadow repair, trail maintenance, and erosion control
- Instruction in the best no-trace methods of backcountry travel
- Project COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) courses that improve your balance, fitness, and ability to solve problems
- Aquatics programs in swimming pools, lakes or streams
- Crafts areas
Summer camp allows you the opportunity to devote a full week living the Scouting life. Your own troop leaders will be there to help you work on many outdoor skills and to enjoy some tremendous adventures. A camp staff of experienced older Scouts and adults can give you a helping hand whenever you need it. You can form new friendships with Scouts from other troops and learn how they do things in their patrols.
Scout camps come in many shapes and sizes, but they all share one thing in common – they offer as much adventure and excitement as a Scout can have anywhere. For many troops, a week at summer camp is a high point of the year.
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