Good Evening Everyone! I have been asked to head our Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign which raises money to help cover the cost of Scouting for all children and maintain strong Scouting programs and camps. Without your donation, Scouting wouldn't be what it is today. Another reason to donate at this time is that if the Troop reaches our Unit Goal of $9,850, our Troops and Crew will continue to get free Merit Badges for every Scout registered. If we do not meet our goal, this would put add a big expense to our Troops budget as there are a lot of awards given out each year. Our Unit Goal needs to be met by May 15, 2020 in order to earn free Merit Badges.
At our December 9, 2019 Court of Honor, we will have a short Friends of Scouting presentation asking for your help with donations via cash, check or credit card pledges. I will have a pledge card for everyone present to fill out at this meeting. It will help me not have to make as many follow-up calls asking for help with donations if you attend the Court of Honor and fill out a pledge card. Payments do not have to be made that night but can indicate for the Council to bill you later.
Another way to donate to Friends of Scouting and meet our goal is by donating online via our Northwest Troop 9626 link (attached below) at www.Northernstar.org/Give. You can donate online at anytime starting now.
Also note that there are a lot of Companies that make matching donations, Dollars for Doers and/or Volunteer Hours grants like my US Bank employer. Each year, I do the Dollar for Doers and make some kind of matching donation to my favorite charities. Companies usually make quarterly or periodic payments that you can look into with your employer.
This is my 3rd year heading FOS and I would like to say Thank You to everyone who has donated in the past and hope that you will consider donating again this year to help support our Troop. Even if you have never donated before know that the smallest of donations would be very much appreciated it. Thank you for your consideration!
Yours in Scouting,
FOS Chair, Troop 9626