Friday, 02 July 2010 19:00
A boy's first summer camp experience is a pivotal time in his Scouting career and it's proven that boys who reach the rank of First Class within their first year as a Scout are more likely to stay in Scouting. The Camp Friedlander Trailblazer program gives first-year campers a jump start towards their first rank advancements - Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class...
We pride ourselves on having the most effective first-year-camper program around. The knowledgeable staff and many outdoor resources available at Camp Friedlander teach Scouts the skills they need to meet requirements while giving them hands-on experience.
Our Trailblazer program accomplishes these objectives:
The Trailblazer program is tailored to each Scout's needs. Class sessions are broken down by ranks, so Scouts work on the requirements applicable to them. And since it is only a half-day program, there is still time to earn some merit badges or participate in the open program times. Trailblazers can also earn their Totin' Chip and Firem'n Chit cards.
Let's get those younger Scouts started on the right foot. The Trailblazer Tenderfoot progam will teach Scouts the very basics of Scout skills while they have a great time with some fun activities and games. Scouts should complete requirements 10b (30-day goal of physical fitness tests), 14 (Scoutmaster conference), and 15 (Board of Review) after camp, as they will not be met during the week.
Time to take the next step on the trail to Eagle. The Second Class program begins to focus on some of the more advanced outdoor skill lessons. Scouts should complete requirement #2a (five patrol or troop activities, including overnight camping) and requirement #8 (participation in a dangers of drug and alcohol program) prior to or after camp. Requirements #10 (Scoutmaster conference) and #11 (Board of Review) should be completed after camp.
When a Scout reaches First Class, he is ready to begin showing his leadership skills. The First Class program teaches Scouts to become self-reliant in the outdoors and a true asset on camping trips. Scouts should complete requirement #3 (ten patrol or troop activities, including overnight camping), requirements 4a-e (outdoor cooking requirements) prior to or after camp. Requirements #11 (Scoutmaster conference) and #12 (Board of Review) should be completed after camp.
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