Important Update for 2022!
Lane-Scott Electric is excited to announce we will be sponsoring two sophomore or junior high school students to attend the 2022 Cooperative Leadership Camp in Steamboat Spring, CO.
Unfortunately, we will not be participating in the Washington, DC Youth Tour in 2022. Due to Covid-19 concerns and uncertainties for traveling to Washington, DC, Lane-Scott Electric decided instead to offer additional continuing education scholarships in 2022 with the funds set aside for this program.
Students must be current year sophomores or juniors at the time of application and have a parent or guardian who have an electric account with Lane-Scott Electric, or reside in the city of Dighton.
To apply, fill out the online application below or access a printable pdf application form CLICK HERE. Forms must be received in our office by February 1, 2022. Mail to: Lane-Scott Electric, PO Box 758, Dighton, KS 67839 or drop-off at our office, 410 S. High St., Dighton.
Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp
Steamboat Springs Youth Camp
Washington, DC Youth Tour
Washington, DC Youth Tour
Youth Tour and Camp Descriptions
To be held July 15 - 21, 2022 in Steamboat Springs, CO, high school students from electric cooperative communities in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming come together for this week-long event. The camp engages in leadership activities to develop leadership skills, develop speaking skills, learn about democracy and the electric industry, in particular the cooperative business model.
Leadership's not the only thing you'll gain. From team building activities, a dance, rafting on the Colorado River, touring a coal mine and exploring downtown Steamboat Springs, watching a live raptor demonstration - you'll be sure to have fun and capture memories to last a lifetime!
Although not available in 2022, this is a description of the Youth Tour.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour provides students the opportunity to see their nation's capital up close, learn about the political process, and interact with elected officials.
Meeting in Topeka, KS, students join other Kansas students on a weeklong trip to develop leadership skills and expand their knowledge of our political system. While in Topeka, they take a look at state government touring the State Capital and meeting current state elected officials who were also once Youth Tour participants. They then visit a local electric cooperative to learn more about rural electric cooperatives through a career fair, safety demonstration, and a ride in a bucket truck.
Once in Washington, D.C., the group visits with Kansas's congressional delegation, visit historic landmarks such as the national memorial museums and monuments such as the Holocaust Museum, George Washington's Mt. Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums. Depending on activities available other activities have included watching a professional baseball game or watching a show at the Kennedy Center.