Wanted: Greenough Alumni
To help Camp Greenough continue to be a place for boys, young men, and young women to experience Scouting's outdoor adventure, the Cape Cod & Islands Council has created an Alumni Association. The basic concept of this idea is to allow those who have a fondness for the camp a means by which they can play a role in ensuring that the property continues to serve the youth of Cape Cod into the next century. Alumni Association dues will be dedicated, exclusively, to the operating expenses of Camp Greenough.
While it remains a beautiful property, years of shrinking budgets and increasing health and safety concerns by the Boy Scouts of America, as well as government regulations, have left the camp in need of some major repairs and much basic maintenance. Bright spots are the completion of the George W.P. Magee Memorial shower house and the new shooting sports area. In addition, a concerted effort is underway to draw on the resources of our Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Explorer Posts to tackle any number of basic maintenance and improvement projects. It is hoped that the Alumni Association can help to provide some of the funds that will be needed to make these projects a reality and also serve as an additional source of manpower and material resources.
Membership in the Alumni Association includes: Annual subscription to the Cape & Islands Scouter, invitation to the cookout and Association annual meeting during Summer Camp, volunteer opportunities at Summer Camp, and participation in Camp Beaver Days, as well as other projects to support the Camp and its programs. The Council Camping Committee and Executive Board will administer the Association's funds with the Council Vice President of Camping serving as its President.
Two membership types are available:
- Member - Any person 18 years of age or older who is a former camper, staff member, or volunteer at Camp Greenough.
- Associate Member - Any person 18 years of age or older who, though not having past experience at the camp, wishes to be involved with its preservation and development.
Please, feel free to share this information with anyone you know who has an interest in ensuring that the Camp and Scouting remain available to future generations.