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WHAT IS BROWNSEA 22?
It is an outdoor adventure for individual boys based upon the original Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden-Powell in 1907 on Brownsea Island. The methods he tested at this camp became the core of the Scouting program. Individuals are placed into patrols of six to eight Scouts from many different troops who are of varied backgrounds and experience levels. The program is carefully organized and led by a staff of experienced adult Scouters and a youth leadership corps of older Scouts selected because of their experience and dedication. During the week, each Scout will learn the Patrol method, along with the history of Scouting and some of the original games, skills and stories that provided the spark that became the largest youth movement in the world.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND BROWNSEA 22?
While Brownsea 22 is a great program for any Scout, it is most beneficial for Scouts that are in the first 1-3 years of their Boy Scout career and are First Class or lower in rank. The idea of Brownsea 22 is to teach Scouts the Patrol Method and their outdoor Scout skills all while having fun and playing games, just as Baden-Powell intended. Scouts will also get their first tastes of leadership as in the Patrol, each Scout has the opportunity to see how the patrol operates by serving in different leadership roles throughout the week. Brownsea 22 builds great Scouts so that later on National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) can build on those foundations to build great leaders.
CAN BOYS EARN ADVANCEMENT AT BROWNSEA 22?
Advancement is not formally a part of the Brownsea 22 program however, throughout the week, boys will be learning skills in nature, rope work, first aid, orienteering and the patrol method. At the end of the week each Scout will be given a summary of the skills that were covered in the course and how they match the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Scouts may use the list to discuss what they have learned with their Scoutmaster and once they demonstrate the skills at their troop, their troop may sign them off.
IF BROWNSEA DOESN'T EMPHASIZE ADVANCEMENT, WHAT DOES IT TEACH?
Brownsea-22 is an experience. The methods of teaching that Baden-Powell suggested are all used in this program; demonstration, practice, and application through games and contests. Advancement is a byproduct of these methods. But more than the teaching of Scout skills, Brownsea provides the Scout with a model patrol and troop experience to share with his home troop; it provides understanding of Scouting’s history; it provides each Scout with an opportunity to practice patrol leadership; it provides teamwork and social development. Furthermore, the adult and youth staff provides valuable role models in terms of Scout Spirit.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Scouts should wear the camp uniform (cap, Scout T-shirt, shorts or trousers, socks and shoes) during the day. The official Scout uniform is required for evening meals and activities. Scouts will not need a neckerchief.
Brownsea-22 is a youth experience, not a parent-son camp. It is not appropriate for parents to “hang around” or volunteer to help out during the week. If parent visits become necessary, they should be arranged in advance with the Brownsea Scoutmaster and Course Director. Visits should also be kept to a minimum amount of time.
Each participant must bring to camp a completed Annual BSA Health and Medical Record, parts A, B, and C to Camp. The medical form can be downloaded here. This is the same form used for summer camp. The physical exam must be current within 12 months signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider with the health history updated at the start of camp. List any medical or dietary restrictions.
Upon receiving your application and payment, you will receive an information packet from the Council Service Center via email. This packet will include a map to camp, a gear list, early arrival details, and other useful information. If you do not receive this packet, please call the Council Service Center at (505) 345-8603 and ask for Patrick Smith, the Brownsea 22 Staff Advisor.
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