“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”
― Robert Baden-Powell
The highlight of many scouts’ experience is summer camp. The importance of going to camp with the troop cannot be overstated. There are many benefits. First and foremost, there is a lot of fun! Camp offers opportunities to try new things, outside, away from screens.
Scouts will make friends and become empowered as they learn about themselves, scouting, outdoors, and citizenship. There will be a lot of work on advancement, and scouts can complete the requirements for at least one rank (sometimes two) in a week.
Scouts who attend summer camp their first year in scouts tend to dedicate several years to scouting. Scouts who do not attend summer camp that first year tend to quit scouting altogether within a year.
Kids love the fun. Parents love the growth they see in their scouts and the outstanding return on the investment. Prioritize getting your scout to camp; they will thank you for it.
Need more convincing? https://geekdad.com/2017/07/boy-scout-sumer-camp-is-the-best/