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Bill Bowker generously served the international camping movement and demonstrated his commitment to the principles of global peace and understanding at every level - from his home at Kangaroobie in Australia to his annual, on-going work with the Steering Committee of ICF.

His early loss in a fight with cancer prompted his family and friends in camping to create a camping fund in his memory. True to his ardent wish and constant reminder when he was alive to never forget those in need, the Bill Bowker Scholarship Fund is established to assist camping leaders - whether they be students or professionals -to attend special training events (especially International Camping Congresses) from countries and conditions where the resources do not currently exist for them to bring themselves to the world of outdoor experience. Candidates from areas of the world where ICF can assist in developing camping associations and programs are especially encouraged to apply.