Spencer Pond Camps Scouting Give-Back program
Each year Christine Howe and Dana Black, the operators of Spencer Pond Camps donate a free two night stay to a organized children’s scouting group in exchange for completion of various North Woods sporting camp projects needed at the camps. In 2011 we are looking for an interested Girl Scout Troop who can come either the weekend of May 20-22nd or can come for an early mid-week stay June 20-22nd. This is designed to be a learning experience where children can work over their stay on their environmental/nature oriented badges and projects, while also leaving the camps improved and with a lasting memento of their visit. Last year we were pleased to host Maine Boy Scout Pack 83 from the Blue Hill Pennisula.This pack came for the weekend, bringing several young enthusiastic cub scouts who cleared several trails, built and put up wood duck boxes, and helped clean up the campyard. This troop even donated several lifejackets that they collected so the camps would have a full range of quality life jackets for children to wear in the future! They rounded out the weekend singing by the campfire (after a demonstration of camp fire safety), passing out their badges, and going home with many new found skills and memories that will last a lifetime.We enjoyed watching some boys catch their first fish, paddle a canoe, or even take a walk in the woods and learn their trees for the first time ever!
The scout troop should plan on either camping in tents or bringing sleeping bags and bunking in the cabins, those staying in cabins should strive to leave them in better shape than when they arrived.(linen service will not be provided). Scout leaders should plan for an appropriate number of chaperones and chaperones are expected to “give back” to the camps to assist the children in their activities as well. We can accommodate a maximum of 25 total participants.
Potential Projects that the camp has on the list for 2011(we would provide materials):
- Trail bridges
- Window boxes
- Painting/new outhouse animal seats
- Bird houses and wooden bird feeders
- Trail clearing
- Garden maintenance/planting
- Youth oriented books
- Field guides
Spencer Pond Camps will accept proposals through April 29th. Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information
Name of Scout leader who will be the contact:
Email/phone of Scout leader:
Location of Scout Troop:
Detailed Agenda of plans for two night stay:
What would be your chaperone to children ratio?
Projects that you could help the camps with?
What badges/girl scout projects would you work on?