The Summer Camp Numbers

on August 26, 2011 in camping, summer camp

The Boy Scouts of Troop 68 spent a week at the Buckskin Camp of Many Point Scout Camp this summer. They had an awesome time at camp. The Buckskin staff was terrific and very helpful. The dining hall staff provided great meals in a friendly atmosphere. Even the weather cooperated by not being too hot or too rainy. The biggest complaint was the sparrow-size mosquitoes that made camp their home. Overall though, it was a fantastic week.

The Many Point Blog recently posted some interesting numbers from the 2011 season. I found them to be quite interesting:

 

4139 Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts camped at Many Point.
1451 Adult leaders watched their troops and crews grow while here at Many Point.
37 CITs spent 5 weeks learning and practicing the essential skills needed to be a staff member. (Including one from Melrose Troop 68.)
152 Scouts and Venturers participated in the Water Sports Outpost and had the opportunity to ride personal watercraft, a truly rare opportunity in the BSA.
8606 Merit badges were earned.
2830 Merit badges were started, to be completed at home.
479 Certifications such as Kayak BSA, Snorkeling BSA, Boardsailing BSA, BSA Lifeguard and BSA Aquatic Supervision were completed. (Five boys from Troop 68 earned the Snorkeling BSA.)
124,000 meals were served either “for here” or “to go” by our Dining Hall and Commissary, to fuel all the fun.

How were the numbers at your summer camp?

The Many Point Blog can be found at
http://manypointscoutcamp.wordpress.com/ .

 

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    3 Responses to “The Summer Camp Numbers”

    1. Caleb Wright says:

      Umm… Number 13 of the “Unauthorized and Restricted Activities” section of the “Sports and Activities” part of the G2SS clearly states: “Motorized personal watercraft, such as Jet-Skis®, are not authorized for use in Scouting aquatics, and their use should not be permitted in or near BSA program areas.” How did y’all use one and still follow G2SS?

    2. stevejb68 says:

      I believe it was a new pilot program being tested by the BSA. MPSC was a camp they chose to test the new program. Only older Scouts were able to participate.

    3. Caleb Wright says:

      Wow. That sounds pretty sweet :D

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