Ok so the Summer is hopefully on it way and a large number of adventures will be had by all. It is also the time of year when the Birthday of this blogger comes around so I have been looking over Amazon and I have selected a number of products that could be added to a summer camp shopping list.
I always find the start of a new year a dreadful time to blog. Things are just starting to happen but you have not quite got far enough into everything that there is much to tell. Your also still recovering from the break and all those relatives that you met.
I was browsing Amazon and I came across a number of items I would love own so I thought I would create for you my Scout Leaders Christmas List.
I recently asked the question on my Facebook page What is the one items you can not go to camp without? There were a few responses that came through, You can see the responses here One thing, in my mind, that is always nice to have on camp is good coffee, I have experimented with a number of different ways to take fresh coffee to camp and most have been successful but a bit cumbersome. About a year ago I came across a French Press Mug, the Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, and have been using it very successfully. What makes this cup really great is that you only need to take one cup to camp. If you take out the french press bit it can be a typical thermos style mug for hot or cold beverages but just add fresh coffee grounds and the pressy bit and away you go [...]
<Man sits at his Computer> What shall I do this summer International Camp Staff Programme that look interesting <Reads More> So the question is who has heard of this? The Scout Association and the Boy Scout of America web sites say: Each year, the Boy Scouts of America invite Scouts aged 18-30 from around the world to come to the United States and spend the summer as an International Camp Staff member of a BSA summer camp or Cub Scout day camp. As a camp staff member, you will: Spend 8 to 11 weeks as a member of the staff of a BSA summer camp in the United States. Make friends with Scouts from another country Receive free food and lodging while in camp. Teach BSA Scouts about Scouting and life in your country. Learn about another Scout Association. Live in another culture. To be a camp staff member, you must: Be [...]
I was thinking last night about Scouting families, not this great big Scouting Family we all belong to, but our own individual Scouting families
It’s that time of year again, when snow is forecast, the rain never seems to stop and the carpet becomes caked in dirt from the kids shoes when they’ve been out playing. Yes, you guessed it, time to start planning/organising summer camp. I have organised 5 summer camps and 100+ weekend camps, I always make my summer camps a week long and it’s always the highlight of the year for the cubs. I usually get about 80% of the Cubs wanting to go, I have found they all seem to have a great time, so they all want to come the following year too. By now I have an idea of where we are going already as each year on summer camp, I chat with the other leaders where they fancy going the following year. This can vary from going somewhere totally new, to re-visiting somewhere that we have previously [...]