Tom Conlon (t.conlon2@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Sun, 13 Feb 1994 06:39:00 BST
Ed Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
>Would you consider sharing some of your Camp Promotions Ideas and Material
>with the youth Leadership of my Lodge.They have recently elected several
>new chairman to perform this task in the various chapters and they could
>use a fresh perspective on how to carry out this task. I would be happy to
>pass on whatever you can provide.
Some of the things that we do to promote Summer Camp is to run, in early
Jan., a "Camp Promotion Kick-Off Breakfast" for the Troop Leaders. Usually
attending are the Scoutmaster, SPL and 1 or more Troop Committee members or
ASM's. The Breakfast is usually pancakes & sausages. After Breakfast we go
over the Camp Promotion Package distributed to the SM's, including financial
aid in the form of "Camperships." We also show our Camp Promotion Slide
Show, which consists of photos of the various activites at camp, with
particular emphasis on the most popular activities (i.e. waterfront, rifle &
bow & arrow, eating, Trading Post <G>).
The Camp Promotion Slide Show is a "road show" which we show at Troop
Parent's Nights, or at the request of a Troop for an evening other than
Parent's Night (e.g. Camp Promotion Night). The reservations for the
presentation are taken at the Kick-Off Breakfast. Usually we take along the
Camp Promotions boy Chairman, the Camp Promotions Advisor (me) and 1 or 2 or
more older boys who have been to Summer Camp to tell the boys (& parents)
how much fun Summer Camp is. At Troop Nights we show the slide show,
describe how much fun Summer Camp is, take questions from parents and boys
and explain procedures for camperships, etc. The Adult advisor (me again)
fields the appropriate questions from the parents or interested adults. The
Camp Promotion "tour" usually runs from Jan. to May.
In early June we run a Camp Leaders Pasta Dinner. At this get-together we
go over the procedures, program, staff, etc. for the summer season. We have
a chart detailing what troops are sited where; we go over the program that's
available (activities, Merit Badges offered, etc.; and any final details
which may need to be addressed.
Then it's OFF TO SUMMER CAMP.
Hope that this helps.
YIS & WWW
Troop committee Member, Troop 304
Camp Promotions Advisor, Mantowagan Lodge 14
I wanna be a critter (hopefully later this year)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City