On September 25th, the Council’s Volunteer Executive Committee approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Calumet and Des Plaines Valley Councils which, in effect, would end Webelos Camp at Owasippe. Under the MOU, the Council would promote Des Plaines Valley’s Adventure Camp at Rochelle, Illinois, providing a closer alternative for Cub and Webelos families. Despite our best efforts over the past couple of years, Webelos Camp attendance goals have not been achieved. It is felt that more Cubs and Webelos will enjoy an outdoor experience through this cooperative effort.
Calumet Council has not offered Boy Scout Camp in several years and it is anticipated that Des Plaines Valley Council will follow suit. Those two councils, would in turn promote Owasippe to their Boy Scout Troops, enabling Owasippe to serve more Scouts during summer camp. All three councils have not yet approved the MOU. Following that action, more information will follow.