Thursday, April 9, 2009

Camperships in need of a campership!


Following up on an earlier post--our campership fund needs campership funds!

The Camp Rock Enon fan page on Facebook just released an announcement that with a record demand this year, the fund is in the red.  The council is helping every way they can.

As of today, 27 Scouts have been helped to the tune of $2300.

The Facebook Update challenged its fans to generate $10 per fan to put the fund back in the black.  Could be a lot of fun to see how that challenge will work out!

If you would like to help out with the challenge, feel free to drop a check for any amount to:

BSA
Attn.:  Campership Fund
107 Youth Development Court
Winchester VA  22602

(Write "Blog" on the "Memo" line and we'll track the results--readers or fans!)

Oh, and become a "Fan of Camp Rock Enon" while you are on Facebook!

CRE (and the CRE fans) really are the best

2 comments:

Dave Adsit said...

It should be noted that although the Council and OA Lodge offers opportunities for camperships, they should only be used as a last resort. Unit Leaders need to work with scouts to ensure all other possibilities have been exhausted. Some of those possibilities include:
1. Popcorn/peanut sales
2. Unit Fundraisers
3. Charter Organization financial assistance.
4. Parental financial assistance.
5. Odd jobs scouts can do with little or no supervision (yard work).

Thanks,

Dave Adsit
Shenandoah Area Council
Camping Committee Chairman

FamilyMan said...

Excellent points!

Camperships should be the final safety net--and resources are limited.

A Scout is thrifty.