The Nitty Gritty Blog – GRIT is FUN.


This is part of a series of communications meant to help you develop grit in your Scouting unit.

Summertime is when Scouts experience the great outdoors, have fun, and build GRIT.

June kicked off the season with several of our Troops and Packs following their planned activities and programs. Troop 1099, 0017, and 8017 took a leap into multi-day white water rafting trips.

During July, the Cub Scouts from Crater Lake Council will be shooting BB guns, archery, swimming, exploring nature, and more at beautiful Camp McLoughlin during our annual summer camp season. Scouts BSA members will attend summer camp all along the west coast where adventure and grit can be found.

Some Scouts are even heading out for the adventure of the year: the National Jamboree!

From July 19th to July 28th, we will be sending off 37 Scouts BSA youth and 5 adult leaders o the Summit Bechtel Reserve for the National Jamboree. What is the National Jamboree? It is a gathering of Scouts that is held every 4 years for fun, adventure, and memorable experiences with other Scouts across the United States.

Thank you to Mike Bliss, Matt Patten, Matt Banton, Loraine Martinelli, and Ada Connor-Coash for taking up the mantle to help organize and lead our Troop to get them to this year’s Jamboree. The Crater Lake Council will also have 22 youth and adults on the National Jamboree’s staff, including Mercy Flights Explorer Post 2131, who will be part of the medical support team.

Share your GRIT using #CLCgrit

We’re looking for all units to share their summer adventures on social media.

All posts tagged with #CLCgrit will be entered to win a $20 gift card for every 20 submissions entered to the Central Point Scout Shop.

You will have to follow the Crater Lake Council Facebook page to learn about the rules of the photo contest as we share the summer of grit over the next couple of months.