Dear Leader and Parent:
Camping and other outdoor activities are an essential part of Scouting. Indeed, it is impossible to enjoy the full benefits of the Scouting program without attending Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp (Webelos Outdoor Adventure), or Scouts BSA Summer Camp!
We feel so strongly about the outdoor program that we have made a commitment to support youth who may not attend summer camp due to financial constraints. To that end, the Alamo Area Council has established a Campership Fund to assist our Scouting families.
The Campership Committee will consider camp scholarship applications for Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Bear Creek Scout Reservation, Webelos Outdoor Adventure Camp at Bear Creek Scout Reservation, and Alamo Area Council Cub Scout Day Camp. Camperships are awarded based on need and will not exceed 50% of the early bird rate.
In the words of the Scout Law….”A Scout is thrifty….he works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He carefully uses time and property.” In keeping with the Scouting philosophy, we ask that each youth should pay a portion of the fee.
The family and unit should also contribute to the cost of the camp experience. The Alamo Area Council reserves the right to consider the unit’s participation in Council administered product sales as demonstrating a concerted effort to raise these funds. The committee has developed a tiered implementation for this requirement:
2018/2019 – more consideration was given to those Scouts that participated in the Popcorn and Camp Card sales to help fund their summer camp.
2019/2020 – Scouts that plan to apply for Camperships for Summer 2020 are required to participate in either the 2019 Popcorn sales or the 2020 Camp Cards sales.
2020/2021 – the committee is considering a specified amount of sales in order to qualify for Camperships in Summer 2021.
If your unit has chosen not to participate in popcorn sales this year, please open this discussion with your unit leadership. You may sign up to sell for your unit at: https://www.trails-end.com/unit-registration
For information on the Popcorn Sales: Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org
The 2020 Campership Application Process will be published by December 1st with updated information.