Thursday, July 31, 2008

What are Iraqi Scout Camps like?

While the GZC functions in the International Zone, there is a whole country outside our little enclave that is going about their business. Like scouts everywhere, Iraqi scouting has many ties to the joys of nature and camping. Iraqi scouts go to camps, and when they have a camp their schedule may look something like this.

(Special thanks to Zeenat and Moayad for providing this)

Hour Event
0530 Wake up
0545 Morning sports/Calisthenics
0615 Prepare breakfast
0700 Tent/camp Inspection
0730 Flag raising ceremony
0800 Morning activity/Scout Skills
1200 End activity morning/Prepare Lunch/free time
1600 Evening activity (sports, scout activities)
1800 Prepare Dinner
1900 End evening activity (lowering flag ceremony)
2030 Meeting of honor council (camp fire starts)
2100 Night activity (camp fire)
2200 End night activity
2230 Lights off/quiet time/go to sleep

1 comment:

admin said...

How interesting that you would post this at the exact same time I was in the mountains of California with my Boy Scout troop. We were fortunate enough to attend a 50 year old camp that has a great program that kept our boys busy all day long. As the acting Scoutmaster I probably should have been doing tent inspections like your list indicated. A couple of these guys needed to pay attention to the "clean" part of the Boy Scout Oath.

Do the Scouts have badges that they are earning for specific skills like camping, citizenship, soil and water conservation, and the like? I'd sure like to hear about the program that these troops are developing.