I often get emails recommending one summer camp or another. While I cannot personally visit each of these camps to review them, I’d like to give readers the opportunity to recommend camps to other Scouts and Scouters. So here is your opportunity. Just post your recommendation in the comments below.
A review of our troop’s week of summer camp at Camp Drake in eastern Illinois, near Champaign-Urbana.
A few weeks ago our troop camped at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park in southern Missouri. The campground was completely rebuilt following the Taum Sauk hydroelectric power station disaster in 2005.
Since I often do reviews when I go camping, I thought I’d do an article about some of our experiences at John S. Swift Explorer Base. Swift is located at S -F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri.
I would definitely recommend this campground. The neighborhood felt very safe and it was definitely a more economical way for the six of us to visit New Orleans than staying in a hotel.
For Scouting families with several kids who don’t have loads of money lying around for airline tickets and hotel rooms, a camping road trip is a great option.
Our Scouts BSA Troop recently had a family campout at Washington State Park. I recommend this campground. There was definitely plenty to do and see there and we had a great time. I’m sure we’ll be going back.
Overall, this was a good campground because of the location and all of the attractions in the area, but the bugs were a real annoyance.
Overall, I’d recommend this park for camping, but you might want to bring some earplugs and bug spray.