Last Updated: Friday, May 3, 2013
Camp Newsletter and COPE Newsletter
Please use the links below to view the Camp Newsletter or the COPE Newsletter
May 2013 Camp Newsletter (PDF)
How you can help.Your support will serve as a lasting, permanent legacy to Camp Lavigne in Benton, Pennsylvania. Proceeds from your paver purchase will support the construction of a new Campfire Circle to be located beside Clay Campsite. Each paver will be placed in the area directly in front of the raised stage. The anticipated completion of this project is the spring of 2013. To get the order form please click the link below
Attention, Columbia-Montour Council Packs, Troops, Crews, and Post:
We are announcing the beginning of a challenge that will last at least through October. Here's what you do:
· Every time your unit participates in an event, does a service project, goes somewhere, or experiences something incredible, let the world know about it.
· Send digital photos by email to the local news papers (Press Enterprise, Danville News, even Times Leader)
o Make sure the photos are clear, sharp, and show ACTION. Color is great.
o BSA uniforms (field or activity), if worn, should be worn correctly.
o Send caption material (unit number, names, places, etc.) Get parental approval for using names first—use the Part B Talent Release Agreement on the Health and Medical Record. Check with the individual publication to find out what they want.
o If you could, adding "Want to join us? Go to www.BeAScout.org " would be helpful.
o See if you can get a staff photographer to come to your event.
Give them plenty of advanced notice so they can arrange their schedules.
o If you think it might be accepted, call a local television station or radio station to have them give a synopsis of the event.
o If it's an event that the public might want to attend, give a couple weeks' notice. Be sure to list date, day, place, event, rain dates, etc. (in other words, the 5 W's and an H) Let newspapers, radio stations, TV stations know (via community calendar)
· Then when you find your unit in print, send the Scout office a copy (or a recording of a TV or radio spot—ask them.)
· At the end of October we will tally the results. The top-performing unit will win a prize (to be determined). STAY TUNED: more information to come soon. But get going on your activities and photos. Let the world know Scouting is FUN!