The New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA believes that every Scouts should be given an opportunity to take part in a summer outdoor experience. The Campership Fund was established to ensure that Scouts who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend camp. Information provided on all applications are handled with the utmost discretion and shared on a strict need-to-know basis.
Funding is limited and we ask only those with true need apply for a campership. 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 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.
All applications are considered based solely on financial need. Please complete this application, indicating your financial situation and why you feel financial needed is necessary. Assistance is normally granted for up to 50% of the camp attendance fee. Depending on available funding that year, a limited number of campership awards greater than 50% of the camp fee may be provided, based upon financial need.
Deadline for applications is April 1. Please help create awareness that these campership funds are available.