Friends of Scouting 2011

We, as a Troop, have made our FOS fund raising goal and earned free rank advancement for our Scouts for 7 years in a row now.  Let’s keep the successful string going.  This is a program that builds character, leadership, and instills fun and challenge into the program at the same time.  What other program that you can have your son involved in offers every aspect of Scouting?  There are no tryouts, everyone makes the “team” and each Scout works on his own development at a pace that is positive and reinforced.  What other programs have stood the test of time- we just celebrated our 100th Year Anniversary.  Becoming an Eagle Scout is a forever event.  It stays with you and is recognized their entire lives.
 
The current cost of the Scouting program in the Heart of America Council is $140 per Scout per year.  The Family Investment in Character program is an opportunity for families who directly benefit from the Scouting program to provide support through Investment in Character. Family Investment in Character presentations take place during pack and troop meetings or you may be contacted by a volunteer from your pack or troop to consider a gift.   Our presentation will be during the Court of Honor to be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on February 7 by yours truly ;0)
 
Whether you can contribute $1,000’s or $20, every contribution or pledge is important.  You can write a check, use a credit card, make a pledge and be billed later, make multiple payments, use it on your tax returns.  We make it easy for you to make a pledge, gift, donation to this year’s FOS (Friends of Scouting) Drive.  Remember, this money goes back into our Heart of America Council, Camp Naish, Camp Bartle, etc.
 
Please bring a pen, credit card, and/or checkbook (or any combination of the three) the Troop 122 Court of Honor.
 
To learn more about the Family Friends of Scouting program please go to the following link at www.hoac-bsa.org, http://www.hoac-bsa.org/Finance/FriendsOfScouting.aspx.  Last year’s report is online to show what we were able to accomplish in the HOAC last year.

Jeff Cochran

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