Help Send a Scout to Camp This Summer

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Will you please help send David and other deserving Scouts to summer camp this year?

David is a Scout in Troop 147 in Garden Grove and close to finishing his Eagle Scout Rank. He has been voted in as Senior Patrol Leader and will increase his leadership skills while  helping with Scout recruitment and setting a great example for younger Scouts.

He joined Scouting in 6th grade to make friends.  According to his leader, “He used to be shy and prodded to go camping. Now he is very confident, friendly and a wonderful leader.”

Camp offers him a chance to be outdoors and bond with his fellow Scouts while developing further his leadership skills. He comes from a difficult neighborhood and his family experiences financial hardship.  He wants to attend summer camp this year at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley but needs a campership to do so.

You might be able to relate to the excitement David is feeling as he looks forward to summer camp. You know not only the joy of camping but the critically important role it plays in a Scout’s participation and success in Scouting. From earning merit badges, learning new skills, gaining leadership experience to simply being with friends and having a great time in the outdoors, summer camp is the core of a Scout’s experience.

You probably still have fond and long lasting memories of your summer camp experiences.

Yet, many young Scouts like David in Orange County are not able to pay the entire $390 it costs for a week at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. With camp card and popcorn fundraising efforts through their units, along with their own savings, many get very close to raising the amount they need. But sometimes they may come up short. That is where our campership program can make the difference between attending and not attending summer camp as we can provide up to 50% of the amount needed—but only if we have the funds to do so.

That is where you can make a difference.

Will you please do your “Good Turn” and help us reach our goal of $15,000 for camperships this summer to send Scouts just like David to camp?

You may make your gift easily online at whatever amount you choose. You can also let your friends and associates know about the need and ask them to support too.

Thanks for doing your part to make a difference in the life of a young Scout!



Here are some links to some amazing stories that highlight the impact of Scouting, life-saving skills learned and the importance of the outdoor experience.

One Mother’s Testimonial – Hear what one mother has to say about how Scouting dramatically helped her son

The lifesaving skills of Scouting are learned young and remembered for life

Overview video of camps and programs – where lives are positively transformed!

The “Mitch Mobile” Eagle Project shows Scouts helping another Scout with special needs experience outdoor adventures

If you have your own special summer camp memory you’d like to share, we’d enjoy hearing about it—just e-mail us at

Read David’s story about how a campership helped him