Don Benoit Campership
Cub Scout Pack 39 of Stow, Massachusetts, established the “Don Benoit Campership Fund” to honor the late Mr. Benoit, notable for his enormous contributions to Scouting and the Stow community.
Mr. Benoit, of Harvard Road , was active in Stow Scouting for 28 years before he passed away in May of 2002. He was for many years Chairperson of the Pack’s governing body, the Pack Committee. He was also a den leader as well as an enthusiastic fundraiser for the organization.
The Benoit Campership is open to any current Webelos Cub Scout in Pack 39, Stow.
It will pay for a week of Cub Adventure Day Camp, Webelos Overnight Week, or a week of Boy Scout summer camp at Camp Resolute in Bolton.
The Campership Fund will annually award a complementary week at Bolton’s Camp Resolute to a deserving fourth or fifth grade Webelos Cub Scout. Adult leaders in the Pack will nominate candidates for the award. The free week at camp will go to the boy who writes the best essay on Scouting, who completes a community service project, and who in the Committee’s judgment lives his life in the exemplary way Mr. Benoit did. This Scout will have exhibited excellent citizenship, not only in Scouting but also in his everyday life. Please discuss this Campership with the older scouts.
The deadline for essays and service project completion is the last regular pack meeting in March. Decision will be made by the Pack 39 Committee, and the recipient will be announced at the Blue & Gold Banquet in April.