Between regular program activities and the four one-hour long daily merit badge sessions, Scouts are able to enhance their regular, in-troop advancement progress.
Nearly 40 merit badges are offered:
Instead of taking 'traditional'
first year merit badges, such as swimming and basketry, Scouts attending
their first summer camp can participate in Horseshoe's first-year camper
program, Trailblazers. Scouts will learn many of the requirements
for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks, as well as experience
every program area in camp from the pool to COPE. Trailblazer Scouts will
also have a chance to take one merit badge during the day, and can spend
the rest of the day with their troop participating in campwide activites.
Merit badge sessions are only a small part of the overall Horseshoe summer camp experience which also includes:
The SIP program provides a late afternoon or early evening general interest introduction to a variety of activities at a level less intense than a merit badge session.
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