kwildman wrote:smtroop168 closes his eyes, swings hard, and smacks the nail right on the head.
wagionvigil wrote:ronin718 wrote:wagionvigil wrote:I know of no BSA camp that runs a 7 night camp. SO that being said A week of summer camp! ANd that is Sunday Night through Friday Night
Goshen Scout Reservation (National Capitol Area Council camp and the newly-named home of the National Jamboree) has seven-night camps. You go in on Saturday and you come home on Saturday.
Do the Boys Have Program on Sunday or is this a convience night due to long travel? I am trying to figure How summer camp and the Jamboree are going to coincide.
ronin718 wrote:Goshen Scout Reservation (National Capitol Area Council camp and the newly-named home of the National Jamboree) has seven-night camps.
FrankJ wrote:The bottom line is you as the MBC ultimately decides how the requirement reads. The rest is just opinion.
smtroop168 wrote:Here's the MB rules (AGAIN):
Requirements. You are expected to meet the requirements as they are stated -- no more and no less. You are expected to do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If it says "show or demonstrate," that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn't enough. The same thing holds true for such words as "make," "list," "in the field," and "collect," "identify," and "label." Does a 25 foot rappel count - NO; 3.75 mi backpack - NO; Overnight snow camping experience with out snow - NO
Actually no. The MBC doesn't decide how the requirement reads. The BSA advancement guys do that.
The problem is that MBCs think they can make up their own requirements.
FrankJ wrote:So MBCs are the final interpreter of what is written. It says as much in the advancement committee guidelines.
FrankJ wrote:This is why it is important to carefully select MBCs & make sure they understand the program & policies. You do not want counselors that are so nitpicky they frustrate the scout or so loose they will accept anything.
What about a high adventure trip?
cballman wrote:Most of those kids already have the merit badge anyway.
alex gregory wrote:...I think a Scout has to try not to earn Camping MB within 18 to 24 months of joining a troop. The extraordinary Scout who flat out hates camping is not likely to be first in line for high adventure.
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