Camping is at the heart of the Boy Scouts of America’s programs. Often, it is the reason many join the program. The Outdoors is one of the most important methods by which the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness are attained.
We would like to visit every single unit in the council to promote the summer camping programs of the Overland Trails Council. These presentations usually take place in the January to April time frame.
We would also like each unit to appoint a Unit Camping Coordinator. The Unit Camping Coordinator position is intended to help bring the opportunity to have a meaningful summer camping experience to all Scouts. In many cases, units already have this person identified or he or she is an active part of the unit committee. If that is the case, the unit does not need to create a new position as that person would fill this role.