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  • Future of Cub Scout Camping

    Ken Warner

  • Purpose

    To gain your concurrence on

    an alternative Course of

    Action with regards to Mark

    Greer Scout Reservation

  • Problem

    To determine where we can

    best support and develop

    specific Cub Scout resident

    camp.

  • Recommendation

    Coarse of Action Brave is our

    Preferred Solution

  • Prior Coordination

    Unit/Person Results

    Anthony Dinicola (camp commissioner ) Concur

    James Motes (former camp director) Concur

    Corey Holmes (Cubmaster & staff 91-94) Concur

  • Outline

    Background

    Information

    Facts Bearing on

    Problem

    Courses of Action

    (COA)

    Analysis of Each COA

    Conclusion

    Recommendation

    Decision

  • Background

    MGSR has been steadily losing money

    due to increased spending and

    decreased revenue for over eight years

    All other camps have the same problem

    but make up for loss in year round

    revenue by increased summer revenue

  • Facts Bearing on the Problem Camping Statistics 2005-2013

    MGSR has decreased Cub Scout attendance from 688 in 2005 to 377 in 2013 (48%)

    JNW has increased Cub Scout attendance from 68 in 2005 to 110 in 2013 (61%)

    Mattatuck has increased Cub Scout attendance from 39 in 2009 to 96 in 2013 (146%)

    Workcoeman has increased Cub Scout attendance from 47 in 2008 to 57 in 2013 (21%)

    Overall Cub Scout attendance has decreased from 779 in 2005 to 640 in 2013 (18%)

    Overall increases in other camps can explain decreases at MGSR

    Camp Financial Data 2005-2013

    MGSR has decreased excess cost from $77,679 in 2005 to $55,899 in 2013 (28%)

    JNW has decreased excess cost from $75,735 in 2005 to $47,095 in 2013 (37%)

    Mattatuck has decreased excess cost from $82,343 in 2005 to $52,965 in 2013 (35%)

    Workcoeman has decreased excess cost from $87,409 in 2005 to $63,869 in 2013 (26%)

    Overall excess cost has decreased from $323,166 in 2005 to $219,828 in 2013 (31%)

    MGSR is decreasing spending close to the overall average

    Historical Data 1972-2013

    Cochipianee sold $62,500

    Lake of Isles sold for $5,500,000

    Nahaco sold for $560,000

    Wakenah sold for $1,000,000

    Cochegan conveyed for $1,000,000

    Overall excess revenue from asset liquidation $8,122,500 since 1972

  • Cub Scout Resident Camp

    0

    200

    400

    600

    800

    1000

    Workcoeman

    Mattatuck

    JNW

    MGSR

    Overall

  • Year Round Excess Cost

    MGSR

    JNW

    Mattatuck

    Workcoeman

    Overall

    0

    100000

    200000

    300000

    400000

    500000

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    2009

    2010

    2011

    2012

    2013

    MGSR

    JNW

    Mattatuck

    Workcoeman

    Overall

  • General Fund Vs. Capital

    Improvements

    Improvements at MGSR

    General Fund Increase

    0

    1000000

    2000000

    3000000

    4000000

    5000000

    6000000

    7000000

    8000000

    9000000

    Improvements at MGSR

    Liquidation Revenue

    General Fund Increase

  • Courses of Action

    COA 1 Brave

    COA 2 Thrifty

    COA 3 Loyal

  • Brave

    Increase All Camps Marketing Not Just Summer

    Camps

    Continue Joining Initiatives like Sept. 12th Event

    Utilize Membership fees as a reduced rate for

    summer camp Join Today and we will apply $27

    towards your summer camp fees, save 10% etc.

    Utilize new technology Payanywhere and increase

    social media

    Focus Summer Camp as a Capstone Event

    Increase utilization of Property Management Systems

    Market usage to outside agencies with similar goals

    and objectives

  • Brave Timeline

    5 Rentals at MGSR 20-21 September 2013

    FY 2014 FY 2014

    Mattabesett Klondike Derby at MGSR 7-9 February 2014

    MGSR Last Full Week 260 ($91,000) Resident Campers 28 July 2 August 2013

    Future of Cub Scout Camping Briefing 17 September 2013

    OWL/BALOO Training at MGSR 5-6 October 2013

    1 Rental at MGSR 13-15 December 2013

    MGSR Opens Week Two Webelos Camp 13 July 2014 Forecast 110 Participants ($41,250)

    MGSR Opens Week Three Resident Camp (Webelos & Cubs) 20 July 2014 Forecast 260 Participants ($91,000)

    Re-Centering of The Tadma Task Force 25 August 2013

    Hockanum River District Briefed 26 August, 50% polled want MGSR Promotions

    Mark Twain District Briefed 9 Sep 2013, 91% polled want MGSR Promotions

    Camp Director Notified of Proposed MGSR Closure 12 August 2013

    Mattabesett District Briefed 09 September 2013 100% polled want MGSR Promotions

    1 Rental, Fall Venturee and IOLS Training at MGSR 23-24 November 2013

    14

    MGSR Opens Week One Resident Camp (Webelos & Cubs) 6 July 2014 Forecast 260 Participants ($91,000)

    MGSR Opens Week Four Resident Camp (Webelos & Cubs) 27 July 2014 Forecast 260 Participants ($91,000)

    Matianuck District Briefed 10 September 2013 80% polled want MGSR Promotions

    Executive Board Decides MGSR COA 24 September 2013

    Nipmuck District Briefed 11 September 2013

    MGSR Strategy Meeting 11 September 2013

    1 Rental and OA Weekend 21-29September 2013

    1 Rental and OA Fall Fellowship at MGSR 5-6 October 2013

    1 Rental & Mark Twain Fall Camp-o-Ree at MGSR 11-13October 2013

    5 Rentals and Mohegan Fall Camp-o-Ree at MGSR 18-20 October 2013

    Mohegan OA Fall Fellowship at MGSR 8-10 November 2013

    4 Rentals at MGSR 15-17 November 2013

    1 Rental at MGSR 10-12 January 2014

    1 Rental at MGSR 17-19 January 2014

    1 Rental and Mohegan Klondike Derby at MGSR 21-23 February 2014

    IOLS Training at MGSR 1-2 March 2014 OWL/BALOO Training at MGSR 8-9 March 2014

    VLST Training at MGSR 21-22 March 2014

    IOLS/BALOO Training at MGSR 28-29March 2014 1 Rental at MGSR 4-6 April 2014

    Mattabesett Gold rush at MGSR 26-27 April 2014

    Mohegan Camp-o-Ree at MGSR 15-16 May 2014

  • Analysis of Brave

    + Advantages: Success can be measured across all camps not just

    MGSR

    Focuses on recruiting and retention goals (raise the bar from 75% to 80% retained scouts)

    Tap into markets previously underdeveloped and increases working relationships with like organizations

    - Disadvantages: Does not address immediate fiscal concerns for FY14

    Has the potential risk of remaining the same (See COA Loyal)

  • Thrifty

    Concentrate our limited resources in the development

    of Cub Scout resident camping programs at Camp

    Mattatuck and JN Webster Scout Reservation

    Discontinue operations at Camp Tadma

    Close and sell Camp Tadma and use its resources

    elsewhere to support Cub Scout resident camping

  • Analysis of Thrifty + Advantages: Quickly liquidates assets whos expenses exceed

    revenue

    Fiscally responsible initiative that makes economical sense

    Allows assets to be dispersed supporting a larger market with less overhead

    - Disadvantages: Does not address where to disperse 377 scouts, none

    of the three other camps can logistically absorb a 1-200% increase in cub scout attendance in less than a year

    Has the risk of leaving on the table $8,685,360 in potential revenue over the next 20 years

  • Loyal

    Continue with our historic subsidization of Camp

    Tadmas operational budget by moving the excess

    operational funds from Camp Mattatuck, JN Webster

    Scout Reservation, and Camp Workcoeman

    Recruit additional Cub Scout campers so that it can

    operate successfully and profitably in the future.

  • Analysis of Loyal

    + Advantages: Saves a National Treasure for future scouts to enjoy

    Allows a transitional period for other Cub Resident Programs to grow safely

    Justifies the improvements made over 20 years spreading cost benefit analysis over the length of the initial investments

    - Disadvantages: Does not address immediate fiscal concerns for FY14

    Has the risk of further draining Council resources

  • Conclusion

    Brave is the best COA because: Success can be measured across all camps not just MGSR

    Focuses on recruiting and retention goals (raise the bar from 75% to 80% retained scouts)

    Taps into markets previously underdeveloped and increases working relationships with like organizations

    However, Does not address immediate fiscal concerns for FY14

    Has the potential risk of remaining the same without strategic attention to detail