The Troop 49 Valentine Campership Fund is available to help Troop 49 scouts with limited resources pay to attend camp- weekend camp, summer camp, and High Adventure camp too. Troop 49 set up this fund in 2014 to honor the memory of its first Scoutmaster by using donations made by the Matt Valentine Family and several Troop 49 families. Troop 49 recognizes that attending camp can make a lasting impact on a young man’s life and we strongly encourage each of our scouts to attend camp every year, especially a week-long summer camp.
To request funds for camp, the Scout and family should fill out an application and give it to our Scoutmaster. Members of the Troop Committee will review the application and make the funding decision. The Scholarship Fund will pay up to 1/2 of the registration fee of the camp. We encourage scouts to earn additional funds for camp by participating in our fundraising sales and events. Campership funds are available from Potawatomi Area Council for PAC week-long camps and should be sought in conjunction with the Troop 49 Valentine Camp Scholarship Fund.
Scouts who benefit from the Valentine Camp Scholarship Fund will be required to write a thank you note to the Valentine Family after returning from Camp. The scout should consider donating to the Fund when able with a portion of what he earns through Troop fundraising product sales and events. And, as the scout finds success in his adult life, we encourage him to find a way to help another young man attend scout camp- leaving his own legacy.
Note: The Valentine Camp Scholarship Fund applications will be accepted year round: for summer camps- up to one month prior to the end of the Early Bird discount deadline date; this date is set by the camp being attended; and for short term camps- up to one month before signup deadline; this date is set by the camp coordinator.