Building on the success of last year’s program, The Juniata Valley Council, BSA is again offering a three-day merit badge midway style summer camp program this year, in addition to its regular Boy Scout Summer Camp programs.
This program involves 2 nights of camping and costs $120/boy. It’s recommended for those who have previously attended an in-residence summer camp with their Troop.
The goals of this effort are:
- Provide an opportunity for scouts in and around the Juniata Valley Council to earn merit badges that are not frequently earned.
- Provide another opportunity for scouts to spend nights camping at Seven Mountains Scout Camp.
- Provide an opportunity for scouts that are attending high adventure programs to not fall behind on earning merit badges, due to not attending summer camp.
- Initiate recruitment of new, previously unaffiliated, merit badge counselors into the scouting program to augment our already dedicated volunteers.
The merit badge camp will be held at Seven Mountains Scout Camp from 25-27 June, and will make use of the regular summer camp facilities, including platform tents, the dining hall, and lodges/pavilions. It will not, however, employ the summer camp program staff, but rather will be staffed by counselors already registered with the Council or recruited from the community.