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More Camping Nights Choices

For Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class, it is required that the nights you spend camping be in a tent or other structure that the Scout helped erect. But for other awards, such as the National Outdoor Badge for Camping, do not require the camping nights to be in a tent. I suggest that there be three options for each entry for camping nights. One for tents. One for cabin (and other indoor camping). And one for an improvised structure (i.e lean-to, snow cave, tepee). There could also be a small image of a tent/cabin/tepee that goes after the Location/Camp Name in the Camping Log overview.This can be used to help Scouts organize their night for rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards.

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I agree! Basically, if you chose @ days/nights of camping, it would default to . If you don’t want to use this feature, that is ok. If you wanted to use it, you could then choose between cabin/indoor or tent/structure you helped to erect.

For now, when we log camping we always put (cabin) for indoor camping nights. If in a tent, we either put nothing or (tent).

Same. That is what I use and what is recommended to the Scouts in my Troop right now.

I like having more detailed options in Scoutbook. Good stuff.

Just to clarify though: the National Award (Camping) requires 25 nights. 20 of those nights are provided by the Camping MB. The Camping MB requires “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 it’s only 5 nights that can be “whatever you want”.

Now… if only we could get things to auto-update. 2 nights of camping automatically updates a tracker in the camping MB, which then automatically updates a tracker in the National Award.

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@SM.Siciliano Yes, but keep in mind that there are gold and silver devices for the National Outdoor Badge for Camping. A gold for each 25 nights over the original and 100 nights for the silver. So, if Scoutbook does implement a tent/cabin/implemented structure feature then it could be used for those as well.

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Great point! I hadn’t considered the devices!

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