At summer camp, what’s more important for Scouts, advancement or fun?
Trick question. Scouts who attend the best summer camps and have effective Scout leaders guiding them don’t have to choose.
For these Scouts, advancement is part of the fun.
That said, there are always Scouts who take it to the extreme. There are the overachievers, who cram their schedule with merit badge classes and don’t leave any time to visit the waterfront, horse around with friends, or relax.
And then there are Scouts who do exactly the opposite, choosing to wander around the camp all week or just stay in their campsite and play cards.
Part of the responsibility for maximizing a boy’s time at summer camp falls on you, the Scout leader. With that in mind, here are 10 ways you can maximize both fun and advancement at summer camp this year. They come courtesy of our Facebook friends. Continue reading