Mary Lee Foley (MFOLEY@UTNET.UTOLEDO.EDU)
Tue, 25 Jul 1995 10:11:44 -0500
Ours are called "workerships" because the scouts must work for them.
The parent(s) and the scout must fill out an application requesting help in
paying for summer camp and specifying a service project to be performed.
The form merely states that the family needs assistance for the boy to
attend camp; there are no financial questions, credit checks or anything
like that - it's scout's honor. Then the unit leader signs the form. The
paperwork and service must be complete BEFORE the fee will be paid
(which, in turn, is before attending camp.) Normally, the council will award
up to 75% of the camping fee in exchange for at least 16 hours of
community service TO BE PERFORMED BY THE SCOUT. (Relatives
and friends may help if they choose a large project which takes more than
the minimum time, but we only care about how many hours the scout
Our troop uses the same forms that council uses and normally awards up
to 75%, but we just took one boy to camp for the full amount. When the
troop funds the trip, the community service is something that our
sponsoring organization needs. In fact, the sponsoring organization has
picked up the tab for a couple over the last few years.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City