Plus parents taking the cheap way out. ie: day Camp and Parent Son of course these are the same parents that buy their kid a 150.00 pair of shoes.
Please, don't be a cost snob. I think that there are more families that do not
buy their sons $150 shoes than do. I think that there are also a lot of families out there who have to scrimp and save to manage even the $40 for Day Camp.
If we target our camps at the families who can afford a BMW & $150 shoes, and look down our noses at the families who can only afford to "take the cheap way out", we are doing our boys a BIG
We need to offer a variety of camps, with a variety of cost options, that all
offer fun, exciting, adventurous activities. Saving the "good stuff" for only the select few is very wrong.
Some great activities for Cub Camp would be:
Map & Compass course
Winter activities (snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, etc)
Construction area w/tools
Waterfront w/canoes, rafts, boats, etc
Big stuff that they normally would not do except at camp.
My council is building a Cub World with different themed areas (knights, pirates, cowboys). Hopefully they will include some of the above facilities.