Camperships are scholarships for youth registered in the Cradle of Liberty Council. The amount of the campership is dependent on the need of the Scout and available dollars at the time of determination. The amount of the Campership may not exceed 50% of the total cost to attend the program.
Eligible programs are: Cub Day Camps, Boy Scout Summer Camps, Cub World summer programs, and National Jamborees operated by the Cradle of Liberty Council.
2014 FINANCIAL AID (CAMPERSHIP) APPLICATION
PURPOSE: To provide supplemental funding for a registered Scout of the Cradle of Liberty Council attending a Cradle of Liberty Council summer camp, whose parents/guardians and unit leader certify is unable to pay the total cost. Further they acknowledge that the Scout is deserving of the award and sincerely interested in attending summer camp. Funding is limited and we ask only those with true needs apply for aid. 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 to help offset these costs.
RESTRICTIONS: It is required that the youth, his/her unit and his/her family make some contribution. ALL parts of the application must be completed. Applications are considered on the basis of the information supplied. Please ensure you provide a detailed explanation of need—”financial hardship” is not a sufficient reason. All applications are made on the basis of need. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Availability of financial aid awards is dependent on the council’s ability to fund them. Funding is limited to no more than 50% of the camp fee. Please note that completion of this application DOES NOT guarantee financial assistance will be given, and receipt of 50% of the fee is NOT to be expected.
ALL applications MUST be received by March 1st. No money needs to be submitted with the application. Applications received after this date will only be considered IF funds become available.
Letters to both parents and unit leaders will be mailed out by March 24, 2014. Acceptance of the award and the $50 camp deposit must be received at the council office by April 7, 2014. All camp fees (less the amount awarded) must be paid in full BEFORE the campership is applied directly to the Scout’s camp fee. Unit leaders will be able to see this in the online registration system.
If the request is denied, or the amount of the grant is less than requested the applicant will have until the unit’s camp date to pay the balance of fees without penalty. Please note if paying at camp then the letter stating the amount of financial aid granted must be taken to camp so that the award can be applied to the Scout’s account/unit account correctly.
ATTENTION CUBMASTERS AND WEBELOS LEADERS:
Current 5th graders who are crossing over to Boy Scouts should be advised to make arrangements to attend summer camp with the troop they intend to join. Being new to a troop is NOT a valid reason to apply for financial aid, and the troop may be going to an out of council camp would which not qualify them for financial assistance from Cradle of Liberty Council.
QUESTIONS: Contact the Camping Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-654-9213.
It is highly recommended that all applications from a unit be submitted together.
Other fundraising opportunities are available: Learn about our Camp Card program at www.colbsa.org/campcard
Submit completed application for consideration to:
Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA Campership Fund
1485 Valley Forge Rd
Wayne, PA 19087