Mademann Campership


Ryan Mademann Campership

Ryan Mademann was an Eagle Scout (2005) from Troop 23 who passed away in May of 2009. Ryan greatly enjoyed scouting and was one of the more active young men until he left the Troop to attend college. Ryan was a talented leader and camper and he especially enjoyed the outdoor activities available through Scouting.

The troop has been approached by a family with the commitment of $200/year over the next 10 years and would like the troop to match the funding. They are very open to others contributing to the Campership Fund as well.

The Campership provides $200/year each to 2 scouts to cover a portion of the costs of attending summer camp * with Troop 23. This is not a need-based Campership but will be based on merit as judged by an essay on goals for the coming summer camp.

To be eligible, Scouts must have attended summer camp at least one time and have been active with the Troop over the past scouting year.

Scouts that satisfy these criteria and are interested in the Campership will write an essay describing why attending Summer Camp is important to them and how it fits in with their Scouting plan for the coming year.

Essays will be turned in to the Advancement Chairman, who will remove the scouts name and assign a code to ensure the submitter’s identity is not available to the judges. Please provide printed copies to Mrs. Pysarenko or email them to her at

Essays are due by April 30. Essays are to be 2-3 pages, double spaced (about 400-500 words). They can be printed or submitted electronically (MS Word 2003 compatible format).

The Essays will be reviewed by Mike Meyer (and the Scoutmaster and potentially other committee members who do not have scouts in the troop) and a subset submitted to the Mademann family for final judging.

The winner will ultimately be chosen by the Mademann Family.

Winners will be announced as soon as practical.

Contact Mike Meyer, the Campership coordinator(; (630)730-9295)with any questions.

*the Campership is only for use to attend Summer Camp