Boy Scout Summer Camp - Troop Promotion Kit

The greatest adventures of a Scout's life begin at Boy Scout camp. Where but in the great outdoors can a boy hear the midnight hush of the deep woods ... breathe the sweetness of distant wood-smoke ... look down in awe at where he's been, and look up in wonder at where he still must go ... glimpse the deer drinking at first light ... watch eagles soaring in a cloudless sky ... feel the warmth of the campfire as it glows orange against the thickening darkness ... and at the end of a long day, hear the hooting owl under a sky flashing with stars.

Who can say that in such an atmosphere a youth's mind is not reached, his faith not freshened, or his heart not stirred. Or that, in ways that are a mystery to us all, he will not grow closer to the man he is becoming.

The Promotion Kit will provide adult leaders and parents the tools they need to share the summer camp experience with their Scouts.


The promotional tools enclosed in this kit are designed to assist you in planning your troop's attendance at Boy Scout summer camp. Be sure to use the additional resources provided by your council camping committee. These Scouters stand ready to assist you in promoting Boy Scout summer camp in your troop.

Scout Leader Flier
This colorful flier explains the importance of having each Scout in your troop attend Boy Scout summer camp. It contains answers to questions that parents ask about camp and explains why their boys should attend. The flier also has a special message to parents about the advantages of a summer camp experience for their son.
Downloadable Booklet [1.03 MB, PDF]
Downloadable Flier [486KB, PDF]

Attendance Ribbon
If at least 60 percent of the Scouts in your troop attend Boy Scout camp together, you may obtain an OA Camp Participation Award ribbon from your local council.

Additional Resources

Fieldbook - The fourth edition of the Fieldbook, No. 33104, is a comprehensive reference for those with intermediate and advanced outdoor skills is designed for use by older Boy Scouts, Venturers, unit leaders, trainers, and all outdoor enthusiasts.

Aquatics Supervision - This new comprehensive publication, No. 34346, addresses aquatic programs at every level of Scouting.

The Boy Scout Handbook - The 12th edition of The Boy Scout Handbook goes on sale fall of 2009! This new copy HANDBOOK of the essential methods of Scouting is filled with 100 years of acquired knowledge and experiences. It is a required need for every Scout, and is a great reference for any outdoorsman. Get your copy by visiting your local Scout shop or

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