Community Based Chapters

A Chapter is the means by which the people of a region can say to the disaffected and miscreant youth of their area "we believe that you can do better with your life and we will provide support for you to do so".

A Chapter consists of two groups of people:

The Committee - comprises of Mayor (or representative) presidents/chairpersons from service clubs, community groups, business people and the like. This group handles the administration involved in the set up and funding of a Chapter. This committee is responsible for:

  • holding an official launch of the chapter
  • raising funds, by donation or fundraising events, to send a Troop of 10 youths on one Camp per year for the next 3 years
  • opening a sub-bank account into which the funds are deposited
  • arranging publicity for all initiatives
  • setting, in discussion with Vitae, the date of the Camp that the Troop will be attending
  • organising a function to welcome the Troop back home to meet with the participants and their parents and to acknowledge certificates and awards.

The Support Team - consists of representatives from local police, welfare agencies, schools, employment agencies, local youth agencies etc. this Support Team identifies participants, completes required paperwork etc. identifies 2 suitable adults to accompany participants to attend and participate in the camp and mentors participants on return to local area.

  • identifying the 10 participants who will form the Troop
  • ensuring participants are prepared for the Camp by organising and completing all of the required paperwork and forwarding it to Vitae
  • identifying 2 suitable adults to accompany the participants to and from the Camp and attend and complete the Camp with the Troop
  • arranging suitable transport and driver to and from the Camp
  • mentoring the participants when they return by getting them into either school, TAFE or other vocational activities.