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The opening ceremony

Start the camp in a way that involves and introduces your parent volunteers. If you’re planning to do a grand howl or other group tradition, make sure you teach it to the parents, so that they don’t feel left out.

Other important things to do include giving everyone a name badge for at least the first day, so that people can get to know each other. It’s a good idea to present all the parents with a group scarf at the start of camp so they feel welcomed, and the young people know to treat them as they would any other leader.

Introduce the young people to all the new adults, and if parents are responsible for a lodge, six or patrol help them get to know the members. Build some time into the programme for this.

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