HAS YOUR PACK OR DEN HAD A CAMP PROMOTION YET?
If not, schedule your Boy Scout Summer Camp Promotion Meeting today!
CAMP PROMOTIONS ARE A GREAT IDEA! Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Camp Promotions are the perfect time for your Scouts and their parents to hear directly from our trained staff about the exciting programs being offered, especially about new ones for 2019. Make sure to invite Webelos II Scouts and their parents to attend too, since this could be a great opportunity for them to become an integral part of your Troop.
WHEN AND WHERE TO HAVE YOUR CAMP PROMOTION: Your Troop can sign up to have us attend your regular monthly meeting, or one specifically designed to inform your families about our summer camp programs. The camp staff (past and present) will be able to answer any questions you may have. Tell us where, and the best date and time. The arrival time on the form indicates when you would like the staff member to arrive and setup. Please allow 10 minutes for setup. We will confirm everything with you before the meeting.
PROMOTION DATES TO CHOOSE: We recommend you schedule your meeting between now and April 15, 2018.
LENGTH OF CAMP PROMOTIONS: Presentations should last about 10 minutes. Allow more time for questions and answers, if desired.
It is our hope that this will not only increase the amount of Scouts your Troop sends to camp this summer, but it will also get them excited and prepared for what is sure to be a phenomenal summer!
It has been my great pleasure to serve you over the last 3 years as the Program Director for Northeast Illinois Council and to have a supporting role in helping you get your scouts to camp! I have recently be offered the opportunity to reenter work in the field as a District Director of NEIC’s Aptakisic District and I have accepted the role effective March 1st.
Many of you have planned Camp Promotions and Debi and I will be working as hard as we can this month to help get those filled. In lieu of a physical presentation Debi and I have developed an alternative plan to support you in getting scouts to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation this summer. We will be sending every unit (that completed the campsite request form) a package filled with all of the stuff we would normally bring to a camp promotion, and then some additional stuff too! Much like a “Philmont Packet” that is sent to your unit when you register for a trek – this camp promotions packet will contain everything you will need for a unit level camp promo. This can be delivered by your unit’s PLC or by an adult, the choice is yours in how you would like to use the enclosed materials.
Again, it has been by great honor to work with all of you over the last few years and I hope to still be a part of the tradition of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation as a participant! If you have questions, please direct them back to me until March 1st. At that time, I will send additional information about camp and any contact updates to you as well. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for all you have done for this magical camp and thank you for supporting your Scouts in getting to camp.
Questions? Contact our council’s Program Assistant Debi Geiger at Debi.Geiger@scouting.org.