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National Camping Award question

Postby mimi05 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:47 pm

Can someone explain how the camping nights are calculated...Arrival time at camp of 5pm, Friday, departure time noon on Sunday. Would this be considered 1 or 2 nights for the camping award and merit badge. I had read somewhere online that to count it as 2 you would need to be at camp for 48 hours. Please help.

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Postby RWSmith » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:54 am

Welcome to the board, mimi05. Make yourself comfortable. Take advantage of the "Search" feature, if you like. (The board has grown a bit, making that a bit useful.)

To answer your question, it's just exactly as you stated... nights. Hours are not found in these requirements; but, hours are used as a measure in other requirements.
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Postby mimi05 » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:52 pm

Thank you for the welcome. I am new to the message board but not to Scouts. My son has been in since Tiger Cubs and is now within 3 requirements of First Class. My hubby is the SM and of course I volunteer alot. Thanks for telling me about the search feature on the board.

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Postby joat » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:52 am

If you're referring specifically to the National Camping Award, the requirements and definitions are found on the application #33690A. Quoting "... Scouts must be in attendance for each twenty-four-hour period to count as a camper day ...".

Requirements for other awards, rank requirements, or merit badges may be defined differently, simply as "overnight" or "nights" or "days", terms which mean exactly what they say.
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