Meeting ID: 959 6308 5284
Hello Troop 671,
I am writing to invite you to an important parents meeting, and I commit to taking only 20-30 minutes of your time. Please join me this Thursday at 7:00PM for our annual Friends of Scouting presentation.
Friends of Scouting is giving campaign to support local Scouting. Annual dues go to the national organization for overall BSA program development, high adventure bases, etc. By keeping annual dues low we ensure Scouting is accessible to all regardless of economic status. But Scouting programs do cost more than our annual dues, and our local council spends about $384 per scout each year.
In fact, 30% of the local council budget comes from Friends of Scouting donations. And the council is very efficient with these funds, with 84% going to camping and scout programs, there is very little overhead. Financial support of local Scouting is still very much needed and appreciated!
Are you wondering whether financial support of local Scouting could get caught up in the bankruptcy proceedings of the national organization? Not to worry, financial support of the NEIC stays here and funds are used for local designated purposes only. Such as training of adult volunteers, professional support staff, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, Camp Crown, Camp Oakarro, the Kasperson Center for Scouting, record keeping, and very importantly subsidized insurance coverage.
Join me on Thursday evening to learn about the different levels of giving and what Scouting swag you can earn! Or... if you would like to save that 20-30min, donate in advance so you can skip the meeting!
The link to donate is https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/NSFOS21/team/Troop671 (https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/NSFOS21/team/Troop671)
Or if that doesn't work, go to neic.org/fos (http://neic.org/fos), select North Star, and search for Troop 671’s giving page.
Alternatively, use your smartphone to text NSFOS2153 to 71777 to use the encrypted mobile system.
Our unit goal is $5,764, and if we reach that there are lots of perks for the Troop! If you can donate $384 or more, that would be fantastic! If not, any amount will help.
Please see below for the zoom link for Thursday's meeting, and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you very much!
Yours in Scouting,
Committee Chair, Troop 671