When the New Wears Off

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Capital improvement programs are not always the answer to declining camp attendance. A camp makeover or a “Cub World” is no substitute for strong leadership and well-executed programs.
Consider the following.

  • Money raised for ill-conceived projects that are destined to fail can hurt future fundraising efforts and Scouting overall.
  • New facilities can make good programs better, but they can also make poorly planned programs worse by raising the level of everyone’s expectations.
  • When considering a facilities expansion, consider where the Scouts are going to come from. They don’t magically appear because of a new facility.
  • What is left after the new wears off?
  • If you build it, can you maintain it?

The Properties Department can help you work through these issues to develop the best game plan for Scouts and Scouting.