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, Cub Resident Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, and Boy Scout Summer Camp!
We feel so strongly about the outdoor program that we have made a commitment that no young person will be denied a camp experience due to financial constraints. To that end, the Narragansett Council has established a Campership Fund to assist our Scouting families.
The Campership Committee will consider camp scholarship applications for Boy Scout Camp at Yawgoog and Cachalot, Webelos Camp at Yawgoog, Cub Scout Day Camp and Family Weekend. In keeping with the Scouting philosophy, we ask that every effort be made by your Cub Scout or Boy Scout and their unit to provide a portion of the camp fee. 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.”
While funds are limited, I would again stress that we are committed to providing scholarship assistance to ensure that every youth member attend camp. In order to fairly distribute available funds the deadline for campership requests is May 15th However, if a family situation changes or if a boy decides to attend camp after this deadline, please be assured that we will consider a family’s request. Please be aware that we will contact the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster once the application is received. All requests for aid will be treated in a confidential manner.
We sincerely hope to see every Cub Scout, Webelos Scout, and Boy Scout in one of our camping programs this summer.
Yours in Scouting,