At our Blue and Gold Dinner we will have the opportunity to participate in our Council’s Friends of Scouting campaign. This is our chance to support local scouting. The actual cost our Council incurs to support each boy through one year of scouting is much more than the registration fees we pay every year. On average it is $220 per boy. The Friends of Scouting campaign is a large part of our Council’s operating budget. With our help they can continue to build new camps, and provide more programs for our boys to enjoy.
As a Troop, our goal is 100% participation in this year’s Friends of Scouting Campaign. The Council is asking everyone to consider giving $220 to support one boy for a year. Some of us may be able to contribute a little more, some a little less, but know that whatever you are able contribute will make a difference. Every dollar goes to support local scouting.
Please take some time to consider what you may be able to give this year. Even if it is only $1, it will help support our boys in scouting. I encourage you to ask your friends and family to support scouting as well. Payment does not need to be made at the Blue and Gold Dinner. The Council allows you to make installment payments on your contribution. This way, $220 works out to under $20 per month. If your employer provides charitable gift matching, please remember to indicate this when you make your contribution.
Thank you for your support of Scouting. I look forward to our Blue and Gold Dinner and celebrating the success and hard work of our boys.