Scout camps - feedback requested

Post date: Mar 28, 2014 8:19:24 PM

Hello Scout Families,

The leaders are trying to figure out what opportunities to offer in the next few months of our program. We have ideas for a couple of different camps but we have received mixed responses to previous camp proposals.

We are prepared to offer two spring camps if there is sufficient interest from the scouts. Camping and being outdoors is the greatest feature of Scouting and the favourite activity for our leaders. We have been surprised by the low numbers attending camps. What is holding you back? Is it scheduling, interest, comfort with being away, questions about having the right skills and equipment…?

The leaders are prepared to leave work early on a Friday and give up our weekends if we have enough campers. The camps are safe, well supervised and a fantastic way to learn how to cook, build friendships and have fun outdoors! Parents are welcome to attend if you want to join the fun or think this will help your scout feel comfortable.

We are considering whether to attend the all-sections camp at Byng on the May 9-11 weekend. This may include the high ropes course, shared activities with the cubs and others just for scouts.

We also want to organize a 1 to 2 night, light-weight camp where the scouts must carry their own gear by backpack or in a canoe. This will occur in late May or early June.

What do you think? Would your scout be interested in attending one or both of these events? Please let me know. And contact me if you wish to discuss.