Re: Camp Closing Policy
Doug Gentry (dwgentry@NETCOM.COM)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 16:27:26 -0800
Bert Austin asked -
>I was told that
>National Headquarters is urging councils to dispose of camp properties and
>to use public and other privately owned facilities for their camping needs.
Has anyone else heard of such an official or un-official
In the National guidelines for Council Long Range Plans, there are two
specific benchmarks for Council-owned facilities. It says, "Provide a
nationally accredited camp operation for your council, or provide one as a
joint venture with another council." and "Conduct an assessment of the
Council's property assets to determine the most cost-effective options of
how those assets provide quality program support for units in the Council."
Reading the accompanying materials from National and reading between the
lines, I'd say that there is a concerted effort to look at property
ownership very closely, and to explore other options that don't burden a
council with long term costs and upkeep.
BTW, in our tiny (smallest in the Country) Council we sold our camp
property 20 years ago. Our troops now attend any of a number of good camps
scattered throughout the Sierras, and are considering going to one of two
Scout camps on Catalina Island in Southern California next summer. We like
the variety, but our older Scouts don't have a sense of working towards
being on camp staff. Pros and cons....
Anyone else heard something more specific?
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