By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Spring is on its way. At least that’s what I’m choosing to believe. Often service units plan encampments for the spring. An encampment is a camping trip for multiple troops from one or more service units and most often are held at a council camp property.
Some groups that plan encampments plan their own meals, sometimes each troop is responsible for their own individual meals, sometimes caterers are used, activities for the event typically include both individual troop planned activities as well as whole group activities. Most of the time group activities are based on a theme such as a pirate’s life, rock and roll, or harry potter. Depending on the size of the group troops may rotate through activity stations.
One of the requirements of holding an encampment is to have a volunteer in the position of service unit encampment director. This person is responsible for overseeing the encampment, from planning through implementation.