Fun After 4 Is Our Secret Sauce.
Scoutmaster Jim Rogers of Troop 2870 said it best. On the video below he said Barstow was the first camp he’s ever attended that looked and felt like a true summer camp. What did he mean by that? He meant it was not a merit badge mill having the Scouts chase down easy elective merit badges until the sun went down. He meant that when we stop instruction at 4 PM we throw open the camp with staffed free time activities. Scouts could truly have fun and be kids swimming, shooting, tubing, or enjoying an Ecology Tour on our pontoon boat. Every evening was likewise filled with a big menu of activities for them to choose from that matched their interests. Watch this Scoutmaster interview video to see what a 1/2 dozen different leaders had to say about their Barstow experience.