I am trying to help my plan out summer camp for this year. I have never been a scout and have never gone to summer camp, so I am trying to tap into the communities collective wisdom for help. I am always willing to steal a good idea.
From reading some posts, it seems that their is a negative feeling towards over doing merit badge classes at camp. I wanted to confirm if my impression is correct or not.
If merit badge classes are overdone, then does anyone have any suggestions for the following:
1. How many merit badge classes should a boy scout take at summer camp?
2. Any suggestions on type of badges (Eagle required, aquatic....)?
3. From what I can determine, merit badges seem to be the main focus at summer camp. If a boy scout limits the number of classes he takes, what alternatives should be consider?
My nephew tends to focus on the merit badge classes, because they are familiar (like school), and he gets a tangible result from them. I would like for him to concentrate on making good memories instead, but I do not really know what to tell him.
The decision is his, and I support whatever he decides, but when someone comes to me for advise, I feel the need to give the best advise possible.
Thank you to everyone who responds in advance.