Cecil Camp Promotion & Outdoor
Chair: Rick Pavao

 

Where Our Units Went to Summer Camp

At the end of the summer we polled our Troops and asked the following:

  • Where did your unit go to Summer Camp?
  • What did you like about the camp?
  • What could be improved at the camp?
  • Any other comments that may be useful to units considering attending the camp in the future?
The responses we received were very interesting and can be useful to other Troops as they consider where to attend Summer Camp. 

Camp Destination Ideas

Destination State Activities Misc
Antietam Maryland Camping  
AT Pennsylvania Backpacking  
AT / Pine Grove Pennsylvania Hiking, Camping  
C & O Canal Maryland Biking, Camping New 2007
Barnegat Bay New Jersey Kayaking  
Chicamicomico River Maryland Kayaking, Camping  
Fair Hill Maryland Off-road biking  
Harpers Ferry West Virginia Camping  
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Camping  
Jack Frost Pennsylvania Skiing  
Liberty Ship John Brown (See web site for locations) Warship Adventure New 2007
Mullica New Jersey Backpacking  
Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah NP, Virginia Hiking  
Parvin State Park New Jersey Hiking, Biking, Water Activities New 2007
PA White Water Rafting Pennsylvania White Water Rafting  
Roosevelt Scout Camp New Jersey COPE Course  
Shenandoah River Virginia Canoeing, Camping  
Trapp Pond Delaware Canoeing  
USS New Jersey New Jersey Ship tour, sleep over, aquarium  
Washington, DC DC Bicycling  
 
If your unit can add to this list please do so. Also, additional useful information might include approximate costs, approximate travel time from a well known starting location, and good rest stops for longer trips.

Campership Application

The camp scholarship program is intended to provide support to those families who need it so that their sons may participate in as many outdoor program opportunities as possible. Scouts who are eligible are awarded grants based on the recommendation of their unit leader. Last year, DelMarVa Council awarded over $23,000 in camp scholarships to over 300 deserving Scouts.  If you are planning to apply for a Campership, your completed application must be submitted to Council not later than April 1st.

Linked is the Application Financial Assistance to attend scout camp, known as Camperships. Read carefully the second page which spells out in detail the methods and conditions for this assistance.

Keep in mind that it is never acceptable for a boy to miss scout camp because of inability to pay. While this is welcome assistance for families, it is also good to remember that it is the responsibility of units to provide means for boys to earn their own way as best they can.


Camp Facilities Update & Information

Council Camping Chairman Dave Cotton and the Council Camping Committee are pleased to announce the following changes in Weekend Camping facilities and procedures at council reservations. These changes are being made in an effort to further support high quality unit and district programs. We believe high quality outdoor programs are an essential component of a boy's scouting experience. Kids who have fun in the outdoors stay in Scouting longer and get more benefit from Scouting. Changes include:

  1. Campmasters and other staff will be utilized to further expand the weekend program opportunities available at both reservations. Effective January 1, 2007 the climbing wall at Rodney Scout Reservation will be available by advance reservation, operated by certified camp staff members, for the fee of $10.00/person/half day. Both reservations will have rifle and archery equipment and ranges available year-round for $1.00/person/day and shotgun equipment for $2.50/10 rounds. Targets and ammunition will be provided. Campmasters and other certified camp staff are available fas scheduled for use of council firearms. The ranges may also be made available, for the same fees, to units and other organizations with the appropriately certified personnel who can also provide approved firearms. As in the past, the Project COPE facilities remain available at Henson Scout Reservation. Advance reservations and all details for these program facilities can be coordinated with Leigh Wyatt, Camping Administrator.
  2. A year round, 80 person meeting room is now available in Lenape Hall at Rodney Scout Reservation. This climate controlled room contains rectangular tables with chairs and restroom facilities. With lots of natural light and easy parking, this room was constructed as part of the Lenape Hall renovation last year and used as the summer camp handicraft lodge in 2006. This room is now set-up and ready for use by completing the attached form. The fee is $65.00/half day and is also available to individual units and non-scout organizations. As always, districts are allowed one camp facility use per year at no charge for district training activities.
  3. Finally, the Lasher Activities Building at Henson Scout Reservation is getting kitchen facilities and bunk beds! With a kitchen addition currently under construction, the Lasher Activities Building will be available for indoor overnight camping beginning February 1, 2007. The space will be outfitted with a full kitchen including oven, beds for 32, and a dining area. With beds removed, the added kitchen will also make the building more versatile for district and other training functions. The fee for use of this building is $295.00 per weekend.

Please review the Council's Outdoor Adventures page for additional details.

Ray Teat
Director of Support Services
801 Washington ST
Wilmington DE 19801
302-622-3300 ext 115

Visit our website at www.delmarvacouncil.org


Cub Scout Camping Rules

Please refer to DelMarVa Council rules for Cub Scout camping.

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