The Southern Region’s annual We Support Camping Award recently celebrated the completion of its fifth year of council camping support, and it did so in record fashion. Created in 2012 for the 2013 program year, the award’s purpose is to encourage lodges to sharpen their focus on camping support within their council. The award criteria are designed to be challenging, and to meet this challenge lodges must demonstrate leadership, service, and financial assistance to their local council’s outdoor program.
Representing all of the Southern Region’s 11 sections, a record 32 lodges received the award in 2017 with 12 lodges receiving it for the first time. Over the last five years a total of 102 We Support Camping Awards have been earned by 49 unique Southern Region lodges. These numbers overwhelmingly reflect the Order’s commitment to Scout camping. The award plaques for the 2017 recipients will be sent to their respective section advisers in time for a formal presentation at their section conclave.
Here are the recipient lodges of the 2017 We Support Camping Award. Those lodges marked with an asterisk* are first time recipients. Those lodges that are underlined have received the award all five years.
|Akela Wahinapay*||Mikanakawa||Ta Tsu Hwa|
|Catawba||Nischa Achowalogen*||Wachtschu Mawachpo*|
|Itibapishe Iti Hollo*||Shenandoah*||Yustaga|
For more information on the award, as well as a complete list of past recipients, go to the Southern Region’s document library (https://southern.oa-bsa.org/docs/).