The Camper’s Dilemma

I recently traveled with my three sons to a Boy Scout Camporee. For those who have no experience with Boy Scouts, a Camporee is an event, where some volume of Scouts, from different troops, gather to camp together in a field and participate in activities around a central theme.

Growing up I attended local Camporees in both the fall and spring. These events were famous for being held during the times when the western New York weather was absolutely the most dangerous. It was not extreme heat nor cold that threatened the neckerchief-wearing campers, no it was the combination of rain and not-quite-freezing temperatures. […]