Thousands of scouts fill up the Chicago-Rockford International Airport for the 2018 Air Camp.
Scouts from all over the Midwest showed up this weekend for a chance to learn and experience different sides of aviation. Kids got a chance to learn about different types of small and large aircrafts. Rockford Mercyhealth Lifeline was in attendance. UPS allowed scouts tour one of their aircrafts for a few hours. Scout leader Dan Frommelt says experiences like these for the young scouts can lead to more than just a lesson in aviation, it can lead to a career.
“The youth will typically pick up some occupational interest throughout their scouting career,” said Frommelt. “Whether its a Cub Scout or Boy Scout or venture, it doesn’t really matter in that process. We challenge them to try different things and experience different things and through that process they typically find a new occupational interest. “
The next Rockford Air Camp will be in 2022. Anyone can go to experience the event, however only kids get to ride in the planes.