Twin Rivers Council First Year Camper Experience
Summer camp is a highlight of any troop's Scouting year. For new Scouts, and those who have recently crossed over from Cub Scouts, summer camp is an opportunity to learn, explore, and begin building a trail to First Class. Most new Scouts are first introduced to the advancement requirements of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class while at camp.
In the absence of our traditional in-person summer camps this year, the Twin Rivers Council is pleased to offer a series of lessons for first year campers, to help guide them along that trail to First Class rank.
These lessons will be hosted online by experienced, National Camp School-trained staff members from Rotary Scout Reservation and Camp Wakpominee's first year camper programs. The sessions are designed to teach many of the outdoor skills that new Scouts would learn at camp.
Each of the 6 weekly sessions will be organized around a theme. Scouts may attend any or all of the sessions that they choose.
We recognize that, just like at summer camp, we cannot teach every requirement in an online format. Nor would we want to. Our goal is to support troops and Scouts by providing instructors with specialized knowledge and training that may not be accessible to every unit.
Scouts are then encouraged to take the knowledge that they've learned and demonstrate their skills to their unit leaders for advancement recognition.
The First Year Camper Experience is a free program provided by the Twin Rivers Council and volunteer staff members, though pre-registration for each session is required. Please follow the links below to sign up.
(All programs begin at 7:00 PM)
August 7: Hiking & Camping
August 14: Compass Work
August 21: Outdoor Ethics & Ecology
August 28: Flag Ceremony & Civics
September 4: Knots
September 11: Lashings
Pre-registration is required. Zoom links for each session will be emailed in the receipt following registration.