Frequently Asked Questions
The Louisiana Purchase Council Executive Board has instituted a Campmaster Program for the Council camps, Camp T.L. James and Camp Attakapas.
What's the purpose?
To help the Camp Ranger to provide regular maintenance and repair of the council camp properties.
Who can be a Campmaster?
Any person male or female - over 18 years of age - who is registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
Is there any way that a scout under the age of 18 can become a Campmaster?
Yes. Any registered scout who is age 16 or above may become a Campmaster if he has attained Eagle Scout rank.
Is any previous experience necessary?
No. Training and permission to use equipment will be cleared through the Camp Ranger. This includes tractor, front-end loader, backhoe, chainsaw, weed-eater, chipper, and other power tools.
Does the Ranger have to be present for the Campmasters to work?
No. Once the Campmasters have been trained and approved by the ranger, they don't need supervision.
When will the Campmaster workdays be assigned?
Campmaster workdays will be the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9am to 3pm. Attendance is voluntary for any of these weekends for as many hours as you are able to stay. Maximum is 6 hours daily on the two Saturdays of each month. The minimum would be 1 hour on any of these approved workdays once a year. Work when you can and leave as you wish.
Will there be a log of times and days worked?
Yes. This will be for future recognitions.
Will the Campmaster need to bring anything on workdays?
Tools: personal tools that you know how to use may be brought. Clear this with the Ranger first.
Food: bring your own nourishment depending on how long you will be able to stay. Soft drinks and water will be made available for the Campmaster Corps by the Ranger each 1st and 3rd Saturday.
Will there be any pay for this work?
As usual, the "pay" is the non-monetary kind:
1. The pleasure of making our beautiful camps better.
2. A chance to get outside for some fresh air and leave the stresses of life at the gate.
3. Training and experience in using tools you might not usually use in daily life.
4. The camaraderie of other Campmasters who by definition are great people to be with.
Will there be a Campmaster patch?
Of course, and it will be awesome. Actually there are two of them. One for at least one hour logged and one for 100 Hours logged. The patch for 1000 hours logged is the same as the 100 hour patch except the border and "Campmaster" are in gold mylar.
Is there any possibility that a hat will be made?
.......I think maybe YES.........