This program offers troops a sense of ownership in our council properties, a sense of pride in our camps and a sense of belonging and competence. The program will also provide the participating troops knowledge of basic life skills and environmentalconcerns. It is a great opportunity to have a positive and rewarding interaction with peers and mentors.
Although it provides the adopting troop an opportunity to assist in our ongoing efforts to clean, beautify and improve a building or site, the Camp Ranger program should be viewed as something more than just a camp clean-up or camp improvement task. Under this program, the tasks or projects can also serve as a step or steps towards Girl Scout Brownie Try-Its, Girl Scout Junior badges and Girl Scout Cadette/Senior Interest Project patches (IPPs). Girl Scout Brownie troops may develop a plan to incorporate these tasks and projects into steps to obtaining their “Earth is Our Home” and “Eco-Explorer” Try-Its. Girl Scout Juniors may work towards their “Lead On” and Ms. Fix-It” badges. Girl Scout Cadettes and GS Seniors may direct their efforts to their “Home Improvement” and “Leadership” badges.
Any of our rentable facilities are up for annual adoption. This includes all 7 of our camps and the Appleton, Eau Claire and Green Bay service centers.
To become a Camp Ranger, the troop must enter into a one-year contract with GSNWGL. The troop should fill in the appropriate blanks on the contract and all members of the troop, including the troop leader and co-leader, should sign the contract and submit to:
Attn: Outdoor Program Manager
4693 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
Contracts can also be dropped off at your nearest service center or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This contract is a commitment by the troop to perform the two mandatory tasks as well as one task from the elective task list. There will be only one contract entered into per building/site, per year. Camp Ranger contracts are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mandatory Task List
- Conduct an annual inspection of the building/site using an inspection checklist provided by the Council.
- The contents of the inspection checklist will depend upon the building/site selected.
- A checklist will be provided once a contract has been entered into.
- Troops will only be required to inspect the items on the checklist which are visible from the ground.
- Completed checklists must be submitted back to the Council.
- Plan, organize and perform one building/site improvement or beautification project.
- Projects must be approved by the Property Manager.
- Appropriate line of the contract must be filled out.
Elective Task List
- Clean interior of building (windows, floors, dusting, etc.)
- Clean and reorganize kitchen cabinets.
- Inventory kitchen cabinet contents.
- Replenish firewood storage area.
- Clean up, rearrange stones and rake around fire circle to ensure it is safe for campfires.
- Clean up area (pick up garbage, sticks, stones, etc.)
- Rake leaves around the building/site.
- Clean exterior surface of building (knock down cobwebs, nests, etc.)
- Other – Task suggested by troop must be approved by the Property Manager.
Once a troop has fulfilled the terms of their contract, the troop leader will complete a Camp Ranger Task Completion Form and submit it to the Council along with the completed Inspection Checklist. In turn, each member of the troop will be able to purchase a Camp Ranger patch and the troop will earn a free overnight at any of our seven beautiful camps and three service centers (Appleton, Eau Claire and Green Bay).
|Camp Ranger Contract and Completion Form.pdf (122 kb)|
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