SCOUTS BSA TROOP 418
COURT OF HONOR AND FRIENDS OF SCOUTING PRESENTATION
MONDAY, MARCH 18TH AT 7 PM HILLIARD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Dear Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, and Adult Leaders,
I hope that you and the Scouts enjoyed the scouting program in 2018 and are gearing up for 2019! We are looking forward to our awards ceremony next week when we will celebrate the scouts and their achievements!
In addition, we will be making the annual Friends of Scouting presentation for 2019. A volunteer will ask for your support of the local scouting program. The dues we pay each year provide the funds needed to run the unit program and pay our $33 registration fee to the National Boy Scouts of America. These funds do not support our local Simon Kenton Council and all the services they provide. From the flyer your son first brought home to get him into Scouting, upkeep of the camps we use, to the “Campership Program” that sends underprivileged scouts to camp, are all funded by the Simon Kenton Council Friends of Scouting program.
Our council spends about $175 per Scout above and beyond the annual chartering fee we all pay. I ask that the Troop 418 family rises up! In 2018, families in Troop 418 gave 5 gifts that totaled $950! That is money that literally changes the lives of the youth in Central Ohio through Scouting. The goal this year is to increase the amount of participation in order to impact more youth.
I know that many things compete for your dollars, but I would ask you to seriously consider joining me in making an investment in youth development through the Friends of Scouting Campaign. Instilling Scouting principles in young people takes the support of many, and we need your support to continue equipping youth for a lifetime of challenges they will all face to insure they are “Prepared. For Life.”
You can make a pledge at the presentation and pay it whenever and however you want throughout the year or select “I prefer to pay now” and make a donation via an included check or credit card number. All Friends of Scouting donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generous support and for choosing the Scouting program as an adventure for your family.
If you are unable to attend the Court of Honor and wish to make a one-time donation, please visit skcscouts.org/donate.
For more information regarding Friends of Scouting please visit skcscouts.org/friendsofscouting
With Sincere Appreciation,
Scoutmaster Troop 418
Volunteer Friends of Scouting Presenter