wagionvigil wrote:The purpose is to work with YOUR patrol and YOUR troop. By doing it at another council it serves no purpose whatsoever except to meet the Mandatory Shakedown.
I agree with you on that one. This is coming down to one of those letter vs. spirit of the law issues. That's another reason we held a separate troop campout, to give the guys a chance to work with each other. The guys who aren't able to make the council campout attended the troop campout
We're not going to change anything on this issue. Some councils are restricting participation to their own campout, while others are working with adjacent councils to enable the youth to meet the letter of the law. We've opened up our "extra" slots to other councils to help their youth meet this requirement, and there's enough interest from those folks to tell me this method is not that unusual.