This program has been designed to provide first year Scouts with a structured camp program needed by younger Scouts. The Project Green is not designed to be an advancement seminar or to speed Scouts along to First Class. Rather, it is a program to promote both fun and the learning of basic skills in a patrol environment.
The program will run Monday through Friday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON and/or 1:15-4:15 PM depending upon attendance. Scouts will meet at the Project Green Area and form into patrols. The boys in the beginning of the week choose when they want to do requirements from a limited list. The first 30 minutes will consist of patrol/teamwork related games. Then, each group will work on skills in the area and then move to one of the program areas to finish off the skill, i.e. go to Frontier and learn knots. The skills will be taught and then used in a patrol game. The Project Green staff will keep a record of advancement completed in the program during the week. Scouts may choose to use their free time to complete other requirements. Ideally, each skill learned in the program for advancement should be reviewed at the unit level before Scouts are awarded credit toward rank requirements. The Project Green staff will NOT sign off a requirement in any Scout’s handbook.