So why don't people that use Camp Gorsuch take responsibility and pitch in to get the work done? I don't think I could narrow it down to only reason or even list all the reasons people could come up with but anyway here is my attempt at identifying what I believe are the most common answers:
1) We don't have time: We are all busy and we all have lives. But is it really too much to ask for others to come and help one day to provide service for my camp?
2) We shouldn't have to do the manual labor: Hold on, a second, did you forget we are a VOLUNTEER organization? In case you did I will state it again...........we are a VOLUNTEER organization and it is the VOLUNTEERS that get things done. I don't see another reasonable option but if you could come up with one I would most certainly love to hear it.
3) Can't we just hire a contractor: Okay, so you want to hire a contractor, are you willing to pay for the contractor to do the work needed? I am pretty sure the answer is going to be a resounding NO! So unless you can make money just appear out of nowhere, I don't think that is an option.
Well for now those are the big three I can come up with! But if you have any reasons you would like to share please share them in the comments section below.
Ohh just one last thing, I hope to have a letter put together by the end of day that explains to members of my council why it would be a very good idea to STEP UP and do what is RIGHT!
Yours in Scouting Service
ASM Troop 1316/0669
UC Denali and Eklutna Districts
Council Camping Committee Member