Information for Leaders
About the Camp
Aims and Objectives
The Summer Camp Programme has two aims:
- to give every Scout, Cub and Leader the opportunity to experience Adventure Plus – through camping; and
- to deliver the SPICES model of personal development in youth. For more information on SPICES visit https://members.scouts.org.nz/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=1490&language=en-NZ&PortalId=3&TabId=403/
The participants are also provided with the opportunity and are encouraged to progress through the section Award Scheme.
Summer Camp can be a unique opportunity for Leaders as it provides practical training and a chance to get to know and understand more closely the Scouts in their care. Baden-Powell said of his vision of a week long summer camp:
‘The camp is what the youth look forward to and is the Leader’s great opportunity’.
The concept is particularly aimed at assisting those Groups who would normally not be able to provide a 5 or 6 day camping experience for their members, either because of insufficient Leaders, or because the Leaders consider themselves inexperienced in the skills of camping. In other words the Camp aims to assist Leaders to give the youth a Summer Camp.