My son was told this tonight - that the unit only holds higher rank (Star and above) Conferences on camp outs. I can find no grounds or precedent in the GtoA that supports such a rule (please let me know if I missed it). To me, this seems like a general denial of the SM Conference.
Requiring such be done at a campout effectively adds a requirement for the rank.
If I am missing something or you think I am wrong in this conclusion, please let me know. Otherwise, I feel like