MCC Campership Program 2020

To be eligible, the following guidelines must be met by the youth applicant:

  • Registered within the Michigan Crossroads Council and in good standing for at least 30 days prior to completing an application.
  • Youth attending a Michigan Crossroads Council operated Summer Camp (Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, or Scouts BSA Resident Camp)
  • Youth attending an Official Field Service Council, District, Area or National Training Conference.  I.E. NYLT (National Youth Leader Training)
  • Recommended by his/her Unit Leader (Committee Chair, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or Advisor) and Parent/Guardian.  When a Unit Leader enters the information in to the Michigan Crossroads Council website it is their responsibility to ensure all parties are in agreement with the information provided.

We urge your assistance in applying for camperships for youth who could not attend camp without financial assistance. 

In keeping with the philosophy of “pay your own way”, each youth should pay a portion of the fee.  Camperships are awarded based primarily on need.  The more information the campership committee has about the Scout’s particular need, the better.The Field Service Council also reserves the right to consider the unit’s participation in Council administered product sales as demonstrating a concerted effort to raise these funds. The family and unit should also contribute to the cost of the camp experience.  Camperships awarded will not exceed 50% of the event fee.

Applying for campership aid must be done by APRIL 1st to allow time for review and response. If approved, the campership amount will be sent to the camp or to the National Conference when registration of the individual is confirmed. Fees will be credited as camp payment in the Scout’s name within the Michigan Crossroads Council Summer Camp Reservations portion of its website. The campership is to a specific individual and is not transferable to other youth.

NOTE: The period for applying for campership aid is January 1, 2020 to  June 30, 2020.

  1. Apply separately for each Scout needing assistance.  All information requested on is needed when applying.
  2. Assistance will be considered based on need, the youth’s unit’s support of the mission of the Michigan Crossroads Council including participation in the Friends of Scouting Campaign and Popcorn Sale.
  3. All requests must be submitted by APRIL 1st.  All campership applications submitted on time will be considered based on the financial need of the Scout in relation to the other applications received and available funds.  Any campership applications received after April 1, 2020 will only be considered if there are funds remaining.
    1.  The way the process will work is:
      • On January 1, 2020, the Application process will open for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
      • On April 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon), the request form will be turned off. All the data that has been submitted will be downloaded and distributed to each of the FSC’s. The form will be turned on April 2, 2020. This way, there is a clear break (by date) in the requests. The same process will happen on May 31, 2020 – Off on May 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm then back on June 1, 2020. The submission form will be LIVE until June 30, 2020 for any late entries.
      • April 1, 2020: Phase 1 closes, data is downloaded and distributed to the FSC’s.
        The Field Service Council will determine allocations and communicate with the participant and unit.
      • May 31, 2020: Phase 2 closes, data is downloaded and distributed to the FSC’s.
        The Field Service Council will determine allocations and communicate with participant and unit
      • June 30, 2020: Phase 3 closes – same process.
  4. Your request will be reviewed by committee within the Field Service Council the applicant is registered in. Campership awards and information is confidential and will not be shared outside of the campership committee.
  5. After review notification will be done by the Field Service Council to the Campership Recipient’s family and Unit Leadership including the assistance decision.
  6. Assistance funds will be credited to each Scout when they attend the event they applied for.  Funds are only usable by the individual whom the assistance was granted.
  7. Completeness of the information when applying will help determine campership allocations.
  8. Scouts are only eligible to receive one form of financial assistance.

Thrifty:  A Scout works to pay his own way and help others.  He saves for the future.  He protects and conserves natural resources.  He carefully uses time and property.

Questions please email, speak to your Unit Commissioner, or Unit Serving Executive

The 2020 MCC Campership Process & Worksheet is available here.

Once you have all the information filled in on the Worksheet, make your Campership here.

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