|Brad's Eagle Court of Honor|
|Weston and friends at Camp Wolfboro|
However, we didn't just want them to have fun at camp; we also wanted them to work hard while they were there. We knew from experience that some merit badges, like Environmental Science, are just easier to accomplish when you have the resources available at camp.
So, we made a deal with them. Every merit badge they earned at Scout Camp would be worth a $25 credit towards the next year's camp (or super activity). You'll have to ask them what the record was, but the incentive seemed to work. They each definitely came home with a handful of completed blue cards, and none of them had to pay full-price out of their own pocket for the next two years of camp.
|Brad, Jeff & Steven at another Court of Honor|
In addition to earning merit badges, they strengthened relationships with their friends and leaders, learned important life skills, and made great memories. I'd say we got our money's worth.
|Jeff's Eagle Court of Honor|