Scott A. Begin (34RXESC@CMUVM.BITNET)
Wed, 4 Apr 1990 01:52:44 EST
I do not know all the specifics about the campership offered in our
district, but I do know that the first year the Bob Baker Memorial Campership
was awarded, the scouts themselves had to apply. The second year the
scoutmasters themselves nominated the scouts.
I am not sure how much emphasis is placed on financial need when the
award decisions are made, but this is up to the committee awarding the
campership. If you would like more information, I can get in contact with
the committee a more detailed answer.
This Campership is from monies donated in honor of one of our late
District Executives. The money was placed in a trust and earnings are used
for the camperships. For this summer, two scouts were awarded camperships, and
I think they were full camperships.
About the only negative point to this method is that it seems to me that
the last two years, one troop has had a campership recipient. I do not think
this is so much because the kids from the troop are needy, but because the
scoutmaster takes the time to nomininate scouts. The only thing I feel is that
needy scouts may not get these awards unless the scoutmaster takes the time
to nominate them.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Assistant Scoutmaster, T-551, Galien, MI
Sawasabee District, Northern Indiana Council.
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