To add an actual reply....
The troop I am with now "Highly Recommends" all New Scouts take the First Class/First Year Camper program at whatever camp they
go to. For the past few years, the program was a full day program with some solid rank stuff, Nature and Swimming MBs. If the boys
could not pass the swim test or can't swim at all, that block of instruction was swimming lessons.
When my son corssed over in 2005, the FCFY program at the camp we attended was a half day program and gave him the time to take three
merit badges. He opted to only take two and have a nap after lunch. Worked for him.
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