Sheriff Mike Carothers has announced that Reserve Deputy Scott Davis has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Youth Leadership Camp Committee. Davis was appointed to that committee by Indiana Sheriff’s Association President, Tim Troyer of Steuben County.
Davis has served as a camp counselor and instructor at the youth leadership camps since 1991. Davis is the only reserve deputy in the state of Indiana to be appointed to the 26 person committee.
The camp program is designed to achieve three basic objectives. First, the sheriffs want to foster a stronger relationship between our state’s youth and the men and women who enforce the laws. Second, the sheriffs want to give children, who ordinarily would not have the opportunity, a chance for a summer camp experience. Third, to give youth a chance to build character and inspire leadership skills.
Sheriffs and deputies spend a great deal of time with the kids. Many of the deputies conduct demonstrations in the fields of boat and water safety, K-9 demonstrations, defensive tactics and leadership skills, just to mention a few.
As part of the program’s emphasis on youth development and good citizenship, guest lecturers, who provide informative programs on how our government works and why our laws exist, are enlisted to speak to the campers. Other programs are geared to teach the campers of drug and alcohol abuse. It is the sheriff’s goal to teach every child a healthy respect for our laws and our democratic process.
The sheriff’s association has two camps for youth to attend. One in northern Indiana and one in southern Indiana. Davis will attend the Indiana Sheriff’s Association’s Southern Youth Leadership Camp at Camp Waycross in Brown County July 9th – 11th. Campers from Jackson County attend the camp at no cost to them.