Save your money, book a week on the Chesapeake, DelMarVa Council:
Save even more money...eliminate the middle man of the council, and book directly with the company:
You'll have to plan for and bring your own meals...but they will give you guidance on that...
We have a group looking at the different sailing high adventures out of Sea Base. No one from our troop has gone on one of these, so I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone else's experiences? One thing we are wondering is which is better, the Sea Base Bahamas adventure or the Key West sailing adventure?
Interesting that the standards apply to all camps with a few carve out exceptions most notably The National Jamboree. The attempt to state the Jambo is subject to more stringent standards is laughable. If that were the case, no need to exclude it.
Featherbedding? I see little need here. Are there any safety issues? any complaints? any units asking for this? I predict little interest from volunteers. There are plenty of other places to camp.
"The NCAP Local Council Authorization and Assessment Declaration also asks each camp to indicate the purpose of the camp. We think that camps should be able to articulate why the camp is being held and make sure that like Baden Powell said, what we do has a purpose."
We already have ACA and state regulatory organizations overseeing camp safety and operation, no need for redundancy. NCAP should just focus on training staff and volunteers to insure Program quality.
That's my understanding from the webinar. Too many Scouters breaking rules and then having issues.
I'm sure there were lawyers who challenged that the BSA hadn't done enough to make sure that the Scouters knew the rules. This in turn led to more liability payments for the BSA.
The downside is that this is major new initiative requiring substantial volunteer overhead precisely at a time where volunteer bandwidth needs to be focused on membership and unit support. Not the best time for some new overhead initiative like this.
Youth only get one shot to be touched by the magic of Cub Scouting. It is wrong that adult-children weasel their way back into BSA activities and pervert the program to shine back on them, robbing the next generation of their opportunity. Bullying is a serious problem in Scouts BSA and the decimated numbers of Scouts in the US shows that. I've chosen to stand up to the bullies, and they've done everything they can think of to hold on to their empire of dirt.
While I won't ever get a single silver anything, the appreciation that single moms show me more than make up for it.
Long live us stubborn idealists!