Hello. I am one of the assistant scout masters in a newly formed, female only troop. We have one scout, currently Junior in high school, who is hoping to Eagle in February of 2021, although she is eligible to apply for the extension and Eagle when she becomes 20 years old in 2023.
One of the Eagle required merit badges is Camping, and one of the requirements of it is as follows.
(a) Camp a total of at least 20 nights at designated Scouting activities or events.[Note 3][Note 4] One long-term camping experience of up to six consecutive nights may be applied toward this requirement. Sleep each night under the sky or in a tent you have pitched. If the camp provides a tent that has already been pitched, you need not pitch your own tent.
So far she had done two of the overnight camping trip, plus one four overnight, five days 33 miler, so in total she had done six overnight camping. In order for her to meet the requirements, she needs to do 14 overnights within the next year and a half. How as the troop are you supporting the situation like this, when older scouts who joined late needs to have this many overnight camping to fulfill the requirement in the limited time? Is your troop scheduling a monthly overnight camping event, to help such scouts meet their requirements, or are you encouraging the scouts to find other opportunities outside the troop to do overnight? I would like to find variety of options available, and I am wondering how other troops are doing in order to support the needs of the older scouts who joined late. Thank you in advance.