I bought this pack as a present for my son when he achieved his Arrow of Light rank as a Cub Scout. He had most of the basic camping skills down and was already pearing down his take-a-longs without my help. This pack fit him perfectly and provided just the right amount of room for everything he felt he needed to bring. Packing in to camp in with everything stowed and comfortably carried gave him a sense of confidence that I hadn't seen in a while. He just looks at me now and smurks as troopmates are still lugging multiple trips with armfulls of gear at each outing.
The pack is full Kelty quality. One large main compartment keeps things simple for storage and organization while the smaller side and top flap compartments allow for quick access to smaller necessities. The smaller fram has allowed for my son to experiment with weight distribution and tie fastenings for his tent, pad and bag. Recently he asked me if we could bring each of our packs (I usually pack with my Kelty internal frame) and team up for a shakedown presentation for the Troop.
Thanks Kelty. Scouting is about builidng leaders through confidence. The Kelty Jr. has beena great tool for this in our family.