Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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January 2014


Dear Parent:


The Chicago Area Council wishes to ensure that every youngster registered in the Chicago Area Council will have the opportunity to take part in the benefits of a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturer camp experience. 


We will consider any youth application for Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Betz Webelos Resident Camp, Camp Betz NYLT or Owasippe Boy Scout Resident Camp.  Due to limited campership funds available, your Scouts and his or her Scouting unit must provide at least half of the camp fee.  Factors that are considered include: Financial Need, participation in the Popcorn Sale and earning Camp Cash, participation in the camp card sale, and your unit’s participation in the annual Friends of Scouting Campaign.


Procedures for applying for a campership are:


  1. Verify that the Scout is currently registered and will be re-chartered in his/her unit.


  1. Complete the campership application form leaving no space blank; The form must be signed by a parent; incomplete forms will be returned.


  1. Submit the application form to:                                 Chicago Area Council

 Boy Scouts of America

 1218 W. Adams Street

 Chicago, IL  60607


  1. Campership applications should be submitted by April 15, 2014.  Decisions will be communicated by May 15, 2014.  Only NEW SCOUT applications may be submitted after June 30thWhen available funds are fully allocated, a waiting list will be maintained.



Questions regarding the campership program can be addressed by calling (312) 421-8800, extension 202.


We sincerely hope to see every Scout in one of our camping programs this summer.


Yours in Scouting,


Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton

Scout Executive/CEO


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  1218 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
  Telephone: (312) 421-8800 Fax: (312) 421-4725
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