The New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA believes that every Scout should be given an opportunity to take part in a summer outdoor experience. The council’s Campership Fund was established to ensure that Scouts who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend camp. Funding to provide camperships are solicited year-round from individuals, community organizations and at selected council-wide special fundraising events.
The council’s efforts to raise money for camperships to be awarded in 2017 have been quite successful, but funding is not unlimited and we ask only those with true need apply for a campership. Also, youth members are expected to help earn their own way in Scouting and each unit should provide an opportunity for Scouts to participate in fundraising activities. Teaching youth members to be self-reliant and to help earn their own way is an integral part of the Scouting program. Verification that Council assistance is needed to help pay for any summer camp program is required by both a parent/guardian AND a unit leader.
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