Page 2Does this fit into the National BSA Strategic Plan?
The new National strategic plan includes the following objectives regarding sharing of services
with other councils: “Provide specialized shared
-service models for use across council boundaries
(e.g., special events, camping, activities, and production within a defined area)” and “The National
Council has piloted and delivered a useful model for exploiting economies of scale and/or the useof shared services
to reduce individual council expenses.” In addition, our own WMC strategic plan calls for action to “Consider financial implications, council subsidy level, and stewardship of
resources regarding camping properties on a regular basis as recommended by our National
consultant, Mike Watkins. Research possible scenarios as and when appropriate.”
There has alsobeen serious talk at all levels for nearly twenty years about using this shared-services model.Regardless, the over-reaching goal is to provide the best possible summer camp program for asmany youth as possible.
Isn’t the camping experience more than just numbers?
The numbers underscore both our necessity to exercise our fiduciary responsibility and to achieveour goal of providing the best possible Boy Scout resident camping programs to our troops. Weneed to partner with other camps in order to achieve both. Despite our emotional connections withlocal Boy Scout summer camp, this is the logical solution.
OK, so who are our partner Boy Scout camps?
We have finalized cooperative Boy Scout summer camping agreements with the following:Albany, NY (Twin Rivers Council)
Rotary Scout Reservation
, Poestenkill, NY.In council pricing for WMC troops, $290 by 5/1; $340 after 5/1.East Hartford, CT (CT Rivers Council)
June Norcross Webster
.Lowest rates for WMC troops, $330 by 5/20; $355 after 5/20.Rochester, NY (Seneca Waterways Council)
Massawepie Scout Reservation
(Adirondack HighAdventure Trek Center & Camp Pioneer), Tupper Lake, NY.Reduced in council pricing for WMC troops. For Pioneer, $295 by 5/16; $320 after 5/16.For Treks, $350.
Where can I get more information on our partner Boy Scout camps?
The WMC e-
” and our council
provide additional information, links, contact information, and registration instructions. We alsoanticipate that the OA will assist in promoting our partner Boy Scout camps as well.
What about Campership support?
Camperships will be available from WMC for Boy Scouts camping at any of WMC’s partner Boy
Scout camps listed above. In addition, camperships will continue to be available for our in-councilweek long summer programs (NYLT, Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp, Eagle Week, &Venturing Week).
What about weekend camping?
We are continuing to book reservations at Moses & Chesterfield during the school year.