YCC Eagle Scout Association 2013 Scholarship Appliction Now Available
If you are an Eagle Scout who is looking to attend a college in the Fall of 2013 the Yankee Clipper Council Eagle Scout Association wants to help you defray the cost of your education! All of the items on the application must be completed and mailed into the council office by April 2nd. The YCC Eagle Scout Association wishes council Eagle Scouts the best of luck in applying for this scholarship! Click here to download the application form.
Getting The Most From Internet Advancement
The Boy Scouts of America uses eight methods to deliver the program that moves young people toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental, emotional, and physical fitness. This is important because, from time to time, we as leaders find ourselves focused so heavily on the methods that we forget they are merely tools used to achieve the aims.
For this reason, the BSA has instituted the Journey to Excellence to measure performance-that is, to see how we are doing at achieving those aims. One of the most meaningful JTE measurements is the rate of advancement. History has shown the higher this rate, the more Scouts we retain in our programs.
The newly designed 60- to 90-minute presentation "Getting the Most From Internet Advancement" will help participants understand the importance of reporting advancement. It provides guidance to unit advancement processors, unit committee members, and other leaders through their responsibilities in support of the BSA advancement process. It will also show participants how to access and successfully use the Internet Advancement portal to report unit advancement progress.
The advantages of using the online Internet Advancement system versus the paper process are numerous. Among the advantages are reducing or eliminating gaps in Scout record, providing convenience through Web access, and access to a wide variety of useful reports.
National Youth Leadership Training Course
Dates: August 18-August 24, 2013 (week long) Where: Lone Tree Scout Reservation, Kingston, NH
Cost: $275.00 - A $100 deposit is due with application submission, balance to be paid by June 30, 2013. The fee after June 30, 2013 is $325.00 per applicant. Any refund requests should be made in writing and mailed to the Yankee Clipper Council Scout Service Center. All refunds will be less a $50.00 administrative fee.
This Course is Being Offered to ALL Youth Members (male or female) registered with Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Varsity Teams, and Sea Scout Ships.
- Applicant must be at least age13 and not older than age 20
- Applicant must have long-term camping experience
- Applicant must have approval of Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor/Varsity Coach/Ship Skipper
- Applicant must have a current BSA Health and Medical Form (Less than 1 year)
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner a Success
From every corner of our Council they came to gather on February 1st in the Grand Ballroom of the Wyndham Hotel. They came to be recognized, our 183 members of the 2012 Eagle Scout Class.
Eagle Scout Jonathan Ellen served as the Master of Ceremonies for the banquet. Class honoree, Ron Fuller who earned his Eagle 50 year ago, reminded the Eagles that they are the future of Scouting. John Judge, President and CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club and an Eagle Scout served as guest speaker. Mr. Judge delivered an insightful message of the future plans of the AMC and how Scouting can impact that future.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who supported and worked behind the scenes to make this event a special night for all involved.
|"Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout" Debuts March 4
Spread the word to friends, family, and fellow Scouts that Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout
, a new series from Original Productions (the Emmy award-winning producers of Deadliest Catch
and Ice Road Truckers
) premieres March 4 on the National Geographic Channel.
In six episodes, adults from all walks of life will compete with the country's top Boy Scouts in challenges based on the Boy Scout Handbook. The adult "civilians" are former Scouts, some of whom left Scouting before achieving the Eagle Scout badge. They will compete against Scouts in challenges ranging from archery to rafting and even to setting up a campsite. The adults will try to prove they can keep up with the Scouts, who were selected are among the tops in the nation.
Matt Jezierski Named Eagle Scout Camp Scoutmaster for Camp Lone Tree
The Yankee Clipper Council and Kevin Nichols, Scout Executive, are pleased to announce the Scoutmaster for this year's Eagle Scout Camp at Lone Tree Scout Reservation is Matt Jezierski.
Matt is an Eagle Scout and is registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 33 in Hampstead. He has served Yankee Clipper Council and its youth members in many capacities over several years including Camp Director and camp staff member at Lone Tree Scout Reservation, Camp Director at Onway and Camp Caretaker at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation. He has been a leader or on staff with Eagle Scout Camps at Lone Tree and Camp Onway.
Matt is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Matt's dedication to the Scouting program is well-known and his leadership will help make the 2013 Eagle Scout week at Lone Tree Scout Reservation a success.
Cub Scout Camp Leadership For 2013
The Yankee Clipper Council's Cub Camping Leadership has been picked and it is now time to introduce them!
Lone Tree Scout Reservation
- Camp Director- Maureen "Moe" Doucette
Moe is coming back home to Lone Tree Scout Reservation as the Camp Director. Last season she was Lone Tree's Business Manager and before that she was Lone Tree's Camp Director as well. Moe is excited to help develop the new programs that are being introduced to Lone Tree Scout Reservation like Camp Discovery (A Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) experience) and Cub Resident Camp.
- Camp Director- Andrew Krause
Andrew will be Camp Moonraker's camp director in 2013. Andrew has been the Camp Director for the past five years, since Moonraker was founded. Andrew also has served on Cub Overnight Weekend staff and is looking forward to another successful year at the Topsfield Fairgrounds!
Cub Overnight Weekend (COW)
- Director- Len Kamlet
Len will be serving as Director for Cub Overnight Weekend (COW). For several years Len has served on COW staff including service as Director. Len Kamlet is working with his staff to make COW even more fun exciting complete with a COW inspired theme!
- Director- George Dionne
George will be the Director for the two Family Camping weekends this summer. Last year George was the director of Family Camping and before that worked on Lone Tree Scout Reservation Staff. George is active in Northern Light District where he volunteers on the activities committee.
West Wind Day Camp
- Camp Director- Andy Leclair
Andy will be serving as Camp Director for West Wind Day Camp. He also served as both Program and Camp Director at West Wind Day Camp in the past. Andy served as a District Commissioner for the West Wind area.
- Program Director- Dave Henry
Dave will be serving as Program Director at West Wind Day Camp for his 2nd year. He also serves in his Pack as well as West Wind District's Cub Activities Chairman. Dave is working with the camp staff to develop the camp's theme of Go West... Cub Scout!
Cub Scout Camping: Den Escort Training
If you are looking to be a Den Escort at one of our three Cub Scout Camps you must attend one training session for the respective Camp you are volunteering at. More information will be going out shortly.
Lone Tree Scout Reservation
- April 24th - 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 7:00PM-8:30PM Day Camp Den Escort Training
- April 24th - 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 7:00PM-9:00PM Overnight Camp Den Escort Training
May 11th - 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 10AM-11:30AM Day Camp Den Escort Training
May 11th - 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 10AM-12PM Overnight Camp Den Escort Training
May 18th- 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 10AM-11:30AM Day Camp Den Escort Training
- May 18th- 1st Presbyterian Church Haverhill 10AM-12PM Overnight Camp Den Escort Training
July 10th Time and Location: TBD
West Wind Day Camp
Welcome to Tony Silvia!
The Yankee Clipper Council is proud to welcome Tony Silvia, an Eagle Scout from Troop 74 in N. Chelmsford to its council staff as the part-time Technical Support person in regards with electronic marketing and communications. Tony served as a District Executive for 8 years and currently runs his own email marketing business. Tony is well-versed in the relevant software utilized by the council, including Doubleknot, Constant Contact and website management. Welcome, Tony!
Information For Scout Leaders is produced by the Yankee Clipper Council Marketing and Communication Group working with the staff of the Yankee Clipper Council, BSA. Most photographs are of programs and people of the Council. Graphic design and photo archiving by TKF/FStar Productions.
|From The Council President|
Each of us live ever increasingly busy lives with our involvement with family, work, church, Scouting, sports, etc. In addition, at times events outside of the ordinary demand our attention and time. The BSA membership policy review has distracted many within and outside of Scouting from The Main Thing; serving youth with a positive, quality Scouting program.
Please be assured that your Council's Executive Committee and Board is actively involved in the review study initiative on a local, area, regional and national level. We wait to see the resolution in April that will be voted on in May. Your Council has four votes and all voting members have already made plans to attend the BSA Annual Conference.
Now, more than ever, it is important for us to keep our focus sharp on The Main Thing. We can do this in many ways; two stand out as being vital. First is what we deliver through our units, Packs, Troops, Crews and Posts on a regular basis. While it may be easy to forget how crucial these meetings are, our focus needs to be on the fact that they are the very foundation of Scouting. It is easy to forget that these regular gatherings of Scouts are the key to developing leadership skills, citizenship and service to community and others.
The second area we can focus on is this summer and our camps. Summer camp is an ideal setting to further the development of leadership skills and to develop outdoor skills that will last a lifetime. By now I am sure you have seen the promotion pieces we have sent out with information about our 2013 summer camping program. Hopefully you have notice the new and/or updated offerings we are providing. It is not too early to make plans and reservations for your youth to experience and enjoy one of summer's best adventures. We hope to see many of our Scouts taking advantage of these outstanding programs.
Thank you for all that you do for Scouting and the youth in our program!
Yankee Clipper Council, BSA
|New Additions to MyScouting Tools
Have you heard about the new MyScouting Tools? The MyScouting Tools recently became available to volunteers and leaders, and many have expressed positive feedback.
Designed to encourage volunteer involvement and empowerment, some of the current features available include the ability to update their primary address, phone number, and email address; and the ability to view calendar meetings and announcements.
We are excited to introduce new features that are now available in MyScouting Tools. They include:
- Ability to view their most recent Youth Protection compliance completion date.
- Ability to print his/her membership card for positions for which the registration fee has been paid.
Key 3 Administrators:
- Ability to update members' Youth Protection compliance completion date.
- Ability to print membership cards for member positions in their districts and/or units for which the registration fee has been paid.
- Ability to view members' position descriptions in the roster list.
Please encourage your volunteers and leaders to use and become familiar with these new added features in MyScouting Tools.
MyScouting Tools Located At:
Note the extra period between "my" and "scouting"
in the address above
| MassJam 2013
On Columbus Day weekend, thousands of Scouts, Webelos, and Venturers from Massachusetts and surrounding states will descend on the Barnstable Country fairgrounds in East Falmouth, Massachusetts for three days of Scouting fun, exhibits, challenging activities, competitions, entertainment, and fellowship.
Nine Massachusetts councils and Narragansett Council in Rhode Island, with support from the Barnstable County Fairgrounds, the town of Falmouth, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are participating in the planning of this event.
The MassJam 2013 steering committee has announced the initial program lineup for the October event. Action centers will include: Air rifles, archery, climbing walls, first aid, geocaching, robotics, and rocketry. There will also be an action center by the New England Revolution. Each action center will feature activities of varying challenge for all age groups.
Register your unit at HERE
before registration closes on September 20, 2013.
Cost: $30 per participant (Boy Scouts, Webelos, Venturers, Adult Leaders).
Deposit: $100 non-refundable registration deposit per unit which will be applied to your final payment.
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Topsfield Fairgrounds
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield MA; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Topsfield Fair; Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank
On Saturday, June 8th, the Yankee Clipper Council will hold the inaugural SCOUTstrong Hike at the historic Topsfield Fairgrounds and the adjoining Rail Trail. Hiking teams formed from packs and troops, family and friends, will participate in 5 mile or 1.5 mile hikes, depending on age and fitness level, to show support for scouting and youth fitness. Fun activities are being planned including entertainment, food, games, and opportunities for scouts to showcase their fitness interests and achievements.
Juvenile obesity and lack of fitness in America's youth are urgent public health concerns. The purpose of the hike is to highlight the positive role Scouting plays in promoting fitness and health through programs that prepare youth for a lifetime of rewarding physical activities, while helping Scouts raise money to enable them to participate in further fitness activities with their troops or packs, such as summer camp or another outdoor adventure like white-water rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, BMX biking or cross country skiing.
Enlist your troops, packs, crews, posts, neighbors, and friends to show support for the active, healthy lifestyle programs offered by the Boy Scouts! This is a great opportunity to get scouts working towards their Second Class Hike requirement and/or Personal Fitness Merit badge; Webelos achievement pins; and Cub Scout Achievements. The hike could also be combined with a challenge to earn the SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, (CLICK HERE), designed to motivate participants to be physically active on a regular basis through a self-designed fitness regimen incorporating activities they enjoy. There are two ways to participate:
- As a fundraising event to support your unit's camping and outdoor activity program and the Yankee Clipper Council: Form a hiking team (the whole Pack, Troop and/or Crew can be one team, including leaders, parents and friends) comprising as many people as you like - our board members and area leadership will be walking with you! Each participant will solicit pledges from their family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Scout units may keep 40% of the funds they raise. 40% will go to support the work of the Yankee Clipper Council, and 20% will cover the costs of the event. To qualify for the funding split as well as an event t-shirt and patch for each participant with the team, a minimum average pledge total of $100 per team member must be achieved. Of course, the SCOUTStrong Hike is a great tool to earn as much as you wish for unit programs. Hikers will be provided with attractive brochures, a pre-designed fundraising website, and tips to maximize their pledge solicitation and fundraising efforts.
- As a fun and fitness raising event: If you would simply like to join the fun and support the Yankee Clipper Council at the event, you can pay $25 to hike, enjoy the festivities, and receive a T-shirt.
| NEW: Den Leader Position-Specific Training |
A new Den Leader Position-Specific Training course syllabus will be released in the first quarter of 2013. It will be available for download on the "adult" page of www.scouting.org/training.
The content of the course was developed based on the results of extensive surveys of den leaders in 2006 and 2011, Voice of the Scout feedback, and a den leader "competency" study in 2012.
The new course is for Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear den leaders and is intended to provide them with the experience, basic information, and resources they need to conduct successful den meetings. It is also designed to address some of the primary skills that den leaders need.
There are actually two courses in the syllabus. The first is for most den leaders and based on the seven parts of a Cub Scout den meeting using the Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide. The second option, found in the appendix, is for dens that are using Delivery System Manual Cub Scout Program (Year A or B). Either course should take about two hours so it may be offered in a single evening or morning session, with a minimum of preparation necessary.
The course can be conducted with any size group, but is best conducted in a small-group setting similar to a den meeting. It can be facilitated by unit, district, or council trainers.
When the course is complete, the training codes C41 and C42 should be used. Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear Den Leaders who complete this training, and also have a current Youth Protection Training, are considered "trained" for all three positions.
The existing Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training course, which includes sections for Cubmasters, Webelos den leaders, committee members, and den leaders, is still a valid course and should continue to be used to train all of the other pack positions. New courses for these roles are under development.
The existing E-learning courses are also still valid, and new E-learning courses are also under development.
|2013 Area 1 Workshops
The purpose of the Workshops is for the council and district level volunteers and professionals to learn from the Area and National leaders in the respective fields being covered. Again, you may ask, how is this different from the Area Key Leaders' Conference we conduct during the Fall.
These are "working sessions" over the course of a 5 session block or 2-3 session block. The Fall conference is intended for the Council and District Key 3 and their professional counterparts, with a more global focus. These working sessions are intended to help the operating committee chairs and volunteer at the council and district level learn new methods to do their jobs more effectively. The attendees might not be able to attend our Fall conference because it is on a Friday.
The workshops being offered are:
- Workshop for Council Commissioners, district commissioners, and assistant district commissioners. This program will help commissioners develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the future. Lead instructor: Area Commissioner Dick Sullivan.
- Finance Workshop for Council and District-FOS, Endowment: lead instructor Area Finance Impact Chair- Rochelle Ray. How best to develop an effective plan to increase FOS, strategies to attract bequests, and cultivate major donations and grants.
- Membership Workshop for Council and District committees: lead instructor: Area Membership Impact Chair, Clarke Cox & Vice Chair Jim Steiner teaming with National Membership Impact Team Leader, Marty Walsh and Senior Exploring Manager Doug Brown how we can build our Membership Recruiting teams for traditional packs, troops, crews and ships and our Exploring Posts.
- Training Workshop for Council and District committees: lead Instructor: National Volunteer Training Committee member, Bob Sirhal. How to meet the needs of the units with basic trainings, how to build effective training committees, and what is new in training nationally, as well as what changes have been made to the administration of training.
The workshops will begin at 9:30 and will conclude at 3 PM.
Cost, including handouts, lunch and beverages: $20 per person, payable at the door. RSVP here please
|Brownsea II |
Leadership Training Program
What is Brownsea? It is a unique and exciting, hands on approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout skills.
COURSE: Sunday June 23, 2013, (12:00 Noon) through Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Lone Tree Scout Reservation, Kingston, New Hampshire.
LEADERSHIP STAFF: A specially selected staff of junior leaders who have completed the course themselves and Scouters trained in the program will guide and direct the program. Mr. Kenneth Reardon Jr., Brownsea Staff Member for over 25 years, will serve once again as Brownsea Scoutmaster.
TROOP: The Brownsea Scouts will sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by the patrol method and will be expected to live and act as First Class Scouts. The Brownsea Troop is set at 40 scouts.
REQUIREMENTS: All Scouts need to be First Class or above and have attended a one week summer camp experience. Ages should be between 14-16 years old. We are looking for those Scouts that will be the future leaders of your home troops.
PRE-TRAINING: Once accepted, the Scout and a Troop leader/parent will be required to attend a Brownsea Troop meeting in May 2013. Specific questions will be answered at this meeting and a skill assessment of Scout needs will be given.
COST: The cost is $275.00 per Scout. Since this training experience greatly benefits the home unit it is suggested that the troop pay all or a part of the fee.
APPLICATIONS: Applications may be picked up at the council office, downloaded by clicking here
, or sent via email by Kenneth Reardon Jr. Once completed, return application to the council office with a deposit as soon as possible. The Scout, Scoutmaster, and parent should fill out the appropriate sections prior to submission. The limit of learners per home troop is set at two Scouts. If the home troop wishes to submit additional learners to be placed on a waiting list, they may do so in the event that additional spots in the program become available.
DEADLINE: To Reserve Your Place, Applications with a deposit of $100.00 is due by April 1, 2013. Balance of fee due by May 30, 2013. If fee is not paid in full by May 30, 2013, course fee will be $325.00.
Course fee must be paid in full prior to attending course. If not paid, forfeiture of space and deposit can result. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and mail to Yankee Clipper Council no later than June 30, 2013 and $50.00 administrative will be charged.
|High Adventure Headlines
Only one Sea Base Crew opening left!
Thank you for your response to our 2014 High adventure trek All Philmont Crews have been filled and 1 Sea base crew has been filled. There is one spot left crew For Sea base The Dates are April 20, 2014 to April 26th 2014
Out Island Adventure
The Florida Sea Base is anxious for your arrival and participation in the Out Island Program. After you arrive and complete an orientation session with your Island Mate, you will kayak to Big Munson Island with all of your personal gear. The tents are directly on the ground, so a sleeping pad comes in handy.
Your next several days will include days of fishing, snorkeling and kayaking. Be prepared to purchase a fishing license if you are 16 years old or older. The Out Island Adventure does not visit Key West as part of its itinerary. If your crew wants to visit Key West, make plans to visit it either before or after your adventure.
Please fill out this registration form and return it, and a $100 per person deposit to the Council Service Center as soon as possible so that we can hold your place in an adventure of a lifetime. For more informaton about the Florida Sea Base and the Out Island Adventure program, please visit http://www.bsaseabase.org/
|SOLO Wilderness First Aid and CPR Course
Eastern Yacht Club 47 Foster Street Marblehead Ma 01945
Saturday March 9th
Course 8:30 am to 5:00pm;
CPR will be 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Sunday March 10th Course8:30 to 5:00pm
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies
Course fee $190.00/pp the fee includes:
- CPR recertification
- Continental Breakfast both days
- Lunch both days
Sign up: Please return completed form and check to Alan McKinnon 21 Robert Road
Marblehead Ma 01945 no later than March 5, 2013.
Questions call Alan- 617 791 1585
Exciting things are happening with the Yankee Clipper Council's Cub Scout Camping Programs.
Register for Camp NOW!
Register your son before May 1st and save $50 off of his registration fee. Encourage everyone in your den and pack to come together so you can have fun together as a den! Take a look at all the exciting programs we offer!
Camp Promotions and Promotions Materials
If you have not had someone from summer camp come into your pack to give a presentation about summer camp, it is not too late. Please contact Sam Plouffe at email@example.com to set up a presentation at your next Pack meeting. If you would like placemats or have any questions about registering for Summer Camp please contact Sam Plouffe as well with these questions.
Busing and Early Drop-off Late Pick-up at Lone Tree Scout Reservation
This year Lone Tree Scout Reservation is offering two new programs to make going to camp more convenient. During the weeks of July 8th and 15th there will be two bus routes available so you can drop your son off at a bus stop in or near your community and he will still be able to enjoy Lone Tree. The first bus route will run from Lawrence to Haverhill to Lone Tree and the second will run from Danvers to Topsfield to Amesbury to Lone Tree. Busing is provided for $60 for the week. For those parents who have to go to work early in the morning and cannot get back to Lone Tree in time for closing ceremonies this year an early-drop off late-pick up program is being offered. You can drop your son off at 7:00AM and pick him up later at 6:00PM for $10 a day.
: A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Experience
Mythbusting, building and FUN are just some of the things that will be happening during Camp Discovery at Lone Tree Scout Reservation. Scouts will do the regular programs of Cub Summer camp such as Archery, BB's and Swimming, but will also have the chance to participate in other programs with a fun science twist! Monday and Tuesday the Scouts will come to camp in the morning and leave in the afternoon, but on Wednesday they will stay overnight until the closing ceremony on Friday evening! During these overnights the Scouts will have the chance to go on an overnight off camp at a local science location! Click the heading to view more information on Camp Discovery, and to sign up!
This year we are offering a new experience specifically for Wolves and Bears so they can have the opportunity to spend a couple of nights away at camp! Spending a few nights away from home can be a fun and exciting experience for Cubs, but too many nights away can be overwhelming. Cub Resident offers the perfect balance to allow your son to spend some time away from home all while having a fun time. This program is specifically designed for Wolves and Bears, but Webelos are welcome to attend as well. View more information (and information on how to sign up) by clicking here.
Apply to be on Summer Camp Staff
Would you like to work at either Lone Tree Scout Reservation or Wah-Tut-Ca this summer? Working at camp is a great opportunity to build work experience, give back to Scouting and have fun this summer! If you are interested in this opportunity please fill out the application and mail it into the council office.
Volunteer at one of our camps
All of our camps rely on the generous support of volunteers to serve as Den Escorts during the summer and Camp Moonraker and West Wind Day Camp run all of their programs with the help of volunteers. If you would like to attend a week of camp with your son, volunteering is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with him. There are discounts available off of your son's registration fees for volunteers who meet certain criteria. If you are interested in this opportunity please send the form and other requested information into the council office.
|Paying for Boy Scout Summer Camp
Develop a Savings Plan!
No Scout needs to miss summer camp because of cost. A systematic savings plan will assure the Scouts in your Troop a long-term camping experience. A member of the Troop Committee or another adult should coordinate this effort. The camp savings plan material should be explained to the boys and the parents. Encourage the Scout to deposit a sum of money each meeting toward their camp fee. The key to have enough money for camp is to save now! Successful camping Troops vigorously promote the camp savings plan. Encourage Scouts to earn their own funds for summer camp. Encourage parents to provide their sons with a week at camp or a partial payment for the camp fee as a birthday present, holiday gift, or some other special recognition. Gift certificates are available from the Council Service Center.
Very often generous organizations and individuals provide camperships for Scouts to attend summer camp. If a Troop has such a need and has exhausted its own efforts to finance an individual Scout, contact the Council office for a Campership application. If money for camperships is available, a working arrangement will be developed for individual Scouts. Camperships are only for a portion of the basic fee for summer camp and are available to those families and units that are unable to afford the total camp fee. Camperships are limited and are allocated to Scouts on a need basis. Camperships are confidential, between the family and the cannot be transferred from one Scout to another. Applications can be downloaded by visiting the Camping
tab at www.yccbsa.org.
Provisional Camping (Troop Wah-Tut-Ca)
Individual Scouts can attend Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation without their unit. A provisional Troop with a Scoutmaster and two Assistant Scoutmasters provided by Wah-Tut-Ca is offered during the whole summer camp season. The cost for provisional camping is the same as the basic fees. Interested Scouts or their unit leaders should contact the Council Service Center for additional information. A provisional Application can be obtained at the Council Service Center or from the Camping
tab at www.yccbsa.org
The counselor in training (CIT) program is designed to give 14-year-old Scouts the opportunity to train to be a future staff member. Scouts are placed in different program areas each week. Our CIT director will train and evaluate each Scout and assist in his personal development. CITs are considered valuable resources to the camp staff and are treated with the same respect as members of staff. This program is a wonderful opportunity for Scouts in your Troop to receive valuable personal training to bring back to the unit. All ambitious Scouts are encouraged to apply. The fee for a CIT to attend camp is $175 per week. CITs are strongly encouraged to attend the program for at least three weeks to get the full value of the program though fewer than three is certainly allowed. For more information on the program, contact Kevin Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org