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I find it very difficult to see where family fits anywhere in the list.  It basically assumes family is not included. Great list, everyone at National should read it.

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3 minutes ago, Stosh said:

I find it very difficult to see where family fits anywhere in the list.  It basically assumes family is not included. Great list, everyone at National should read it.

Equally, it doesn't say much about girls either, but let's not start eh? ;)

Nice list, kind of still works for over the pond too, so I might be pointing my charges and parents at that.

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Thank you for NOT mentioning advancement - merit badges, Path to Eagle, ... as a reason.  :)

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23 minutes ago, RememberSchiff said:

Thank you for NOT mentioning advancement - merit badges, Path to Eagle, ... as a reason.

And what makes anyone think those issues are not floating around in the background for girls, too?  I see on the horizon adults earning Eagle as it once was, there is a president for that on the record.  So, who's mom is going to be the first Eagle?

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It is on topic.   We have a great list here, and yet there a ton of boys that are focusing on MB's and advancement.   I have too many boys spending more time picking out MB's than packing.   And how many of limited classes be filled with family?  I  wouldn't complain one bit if MB's disappeared from the summer camp  experience.   Stick with the list above!

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Ok, I will fix where you strayed.

We are talking about reasons for going to Summer Camp. I think attending Provo at camp is good preparation for "going off to college".

 

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8 minutes ago, Stosh said:

It is on topic.   We have a great list here, and yet there a ton of boys that are focusing on MB's and advancement.   I have too many boys spending more time picking out MB's than packing.   And how many of limited classes be filled with family?  I  wouldn't complain one bit if MB's disappeared from the summer camp  experience.   Stick with the list above!

Must admit, from this distance, merit badge factories sound...not my cup of tea let's say. 

 

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It's a good list but it's missing two things: Having fun and being in the outdoors. If you show that list to a scout they might not be so interested, so number one should be having fun. Also, we all know how important the outdoors are. Fresh air, away from electronics, ....

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On 12/1/2017 at 9:12 AM, Tampa Turtle said:

- Girls. If the camp store has Venture girls staffing it, do they have long hair, are the friendly and will they talk to you? Is the swimming instructor known as "good looking girl" working at that camp?

 

They won't have to wait very long for those girls to be in their troop/patrols. Then it will be the girls looking at the guy at the Trading Post. Of course, that's the not only scenario (not that there's anything wrong with it.).:ph34r:

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No need for Matt Lauer comment.
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On 12/1/2017 at 9:12 AM, Tampa Turtle said:

- Girls. If the camp store has Venture girls staffing it, do they have long hair, are the friendly and will they talk to you? Is the swimming instructor known as "good looking girl" working at that camp?

I have never heard Scouts talking about this.  That does not necessarily mean they don't talk about it, but if they do, they have the good sense to talk about it outside the earshot of adults.  My memory of what I discussed with my fellow Scouts back in the day is a little hazy, but of course there were no girls on staff to talk about anyway. 

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32 minutes ago, Tampa Turtle said:

The Scouts I know who are (quietly but openly gay) are among the most opposed. 

Do they not want the competition? :laugh:

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10 minutes ago, NJCubScouter said:

I have never heard Scouts talking about this.  That does not necessarily mean they don't talk about it, but if they do, they have the good sense to talk about it outside the earshot of adults.  My memory of what I discussed with my fellow Scouts back in the day is a little hazy, but of course there were no girls on staff to talk about anyway. 

The three things I remember our patrol talking about in the 1970s at the patrol campfire was cars, movies and girls. It was educational for the younger scouts. I can say at least 50% of the reason I joined the Scuba Explorers was because of the girls who wore bikinis during many of our activities. 

As for boys talking about girls at camp, I remember once a young very attractive Webelos leader causing quite a stir with the camp staff at our council Webelos summer camp. Especially at the swim area.

Scouting does not stop human nature.

Barry

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