Along the way the boys learned concepts such as the EDGE method of teaching others. (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide and Enable). They also learned and experienced the stages of team development: Forming, Norming, Storming and Performing.
I can tell that it stuck with Tom - because he said "Well, our patrol yelled at each other at first, but we were just storming."
Tom did a great job. He was still enthusiastic in the end. I feel like he has grown a lot this week, and I am very proud of him.
It was an entire week of fun, and learning. That was time well spent for a 14 year old on summer vacation. It would be time well spent for someone of any age, at any time.