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RememberSchiff posted a topic in Camping & High Adventure...this year one of the organization’s four “high adventure bases” — Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico — will begin hosting family scouting for families with girls or boys. Similar family programs are under development at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in West Virginia, says Al Lambert, an assistant chief scout executive for BSA, who leads outdoor programming efforts. “It’s an exciting time for us . and our efforts in supporting girls and families, as well as boys,” says Lambert. “We’re adapting to changing times.” Lambert says many young families want to experience camping and have their kids learn outdoor skills, but would like to do so as a family, with a few more creature comforts than Boy Scouts are traditionally used to. In some parts of the country, Boy Scouts of America-run programs open to both genders include those involving local schools or community organizations. The Spirit of Adventure Council (Boston, MA) has done this. Camp Sayre was rebuilt/rebranded into the New England Base Camp. It is open to public. -RS “Around 50,000 boys and girls have visited our camps through school groups, and 85 percent are not registered with the Scouts,” says John Andrews, scout executive of the Northern Star Council of Minnesota. “It’s a great way of showing the community what we do.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/more-boy-scout-camps-will-be-open-to-girls-this-summer/2018/02/06/d7f52cfe-0b49-11e8-998c-96deb18cca19_story.html?utm_term=.736a5651a66f