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Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA




Summer Camp
Sunday, June 3 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Salacoa Camp, 5139 Salacoa Rd, Waleska GA 30183 (the driveway into camp is Silver Dollar Trail)
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/w3QkSvBGjS62

Picture this:

- Boys jumping into a cool lake on a hot day
- An archery bow stretched tight and aimed at a bull’s-eye 30 feet away
- Hikers on a brush-laden trail stopping to admire a spider forming its web in a tree
- Patrols challenging each other to a friendly game
- Scouts cooking a meal over an open campfire

These are the images of Boy Scouts at summer camp. However camp provides much more than just outdoor adventure. Hidden within the camp adventure lie the true benefits of a boy’s week at camp.

At camp, boys have time to consider and reflect on their place in life. Strong personal values and character are shaped as boys are encouraged to take a part in decisions that impact others, contemplate their relationship with God, reflect on personal values, and participate in patriotic activities regarding American citizenship

Boys seldom consider “school learning” to be exciting. Learning at Scout camp is a different story! Summer camp is an outdoor classroom in which boys test themselves. They test their skills, as well as their courage to try new things

As Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement said;

"A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room."
-Robert Baden-Powell

Scouts are productive and creative at summer camp. Boys are motivated by the concept of mastery. When coupled with learning useful life skills, this need results in truly productive outcomes.

Summer camp is structured to encourage boys to spend time working and playing socially in ways that may seldom happen outside of camp. Majorities of Scouts collaborate with other youth on accomplishments, participate in group decision making and activities, and help resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Summer camp is an opportunity to live the ideals of the Scout Law.

The truth is boys join scouting to go camping. Summer camp is FUN! Summer camp helps boys develop character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Scouts learn and explore as they find adventure.

Make sure your Scout does not miss the opportunities of summer camp.

Questions? Contact Scoutmaster Clay Limbaugh, scoutmaster@troop465.org, 678-983-3994

Information Packet/Registration (coming soon)

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Clay Limbaugh ,
scoutmaster@troop465.org

Committee Chair - David Canale,
cchair@troop465.org

For website suggestions, history site additions, pictures of troop events to upload, etc., please email: webmaster@troop465.org
Updated 10/18/17