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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATTEND A CHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL CAMP

The Chester County Council, BSA believes that every Scout should be given an opportunity to take part in an outdoor experience.  The campership fund was established to ensure that Scouts who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend camp.  Information provided on all applications are handled with the utmost discretion and shared on a strict need to know basis.

Funding is limited and we ask only those with true needs apply for a campership.  Youth members are expected to earn their own way in Scouting and each unit should provide an opportunity for Scouts to participate in fundraising activities.  Teaching youth members to be self-reliant and to earn their own way is an integral part of the Scouting program.  Verification that Council assistance is needed to pay for any summer camp program is required by both a parent/guardian AND a unit leader.

Scouts eligible to apply for a campership in-Council as well as out-of-Council units attending a Chester County Council day or overnight resident camp.  Funds are not provided for in-Council Scouts attending an out-of-Council camp.

All applications are considered on the basis of need.  Availability of camperships is dependent upon Council’s ability to fund them.  Funding will be limited to no more than 50% of the program fee.  Completion of this application does not guarantee a campership grant or a particular amount.  All applications are reviewed for approval by the Council Camping Committee, their designees or in the case of most day camps, Council District Executives.  Please note that receipt of a 50% campership is NOT to be expected.  Date of submission will impact the amount provided.

Webelos crossing over to Boy Scouts should be advised to make arrangements to attend summer camp with the troop they have chosen to join.  Being new to a troop is not a valid reason to apply for a campership funding.  Please discuss in advance the cost of attending Boy Scout camp and plan accordingly.

It is our goal to assist every Scout with a need to ensure if they desire to go to camp they are able to!

Click here for the campership application. 

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