Why do you volunteer or give to Scouting?
That’s a question I like to ask people involved with Scouting. What’s their story about why they volunteer or support us? I’m always interested in what they have to say, and many times I am moved by what motivates them.
Many become involved because of their child’s involvement. You know, only an hour a week is what we all say. Others were Scouts when they were young and they feel they owe the organization for all the good things that came their way in their Scouting career.
Some have seen a life transformed by the Scouting program. Things like watching their boy go from a quiet introverted Scout who never volunteers, to a camp staff leader that others look up to. And some remember that special adult that changed their life, or challenged them when they became an Eagle Scout to step up, and to someday pay back Scouting for what they have received.
All of us should remember many great volunteers are involved and give to support our movement because someone asked them. I’ve heard many stories where folks tell me they had no idea what we did, but a Ted, Michael, Warren, Sanjay, Charlie… asked them to help. They agreed because they were asked by a friend. They stayed because of the program we have, a program that does change lives.
Thank you for what you do, I hope I see some of you at our March 27th Prepared. For Life. Breakfast, and please if you’d like, send me a note or email and tell me why you are involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Keep reading below for an update on our Friends of Scouting campaign.
See you at the Valley,
Friends of Scouting 2018 – March Update
Friends of Scouting campaign ends February close to our benchmark of 50%. Quinsigamond district takes top honors at 48%. Many of their units are taking up our FOS challenge (click here). Our Community campaign kicks-off at our March 27th “Prepared for Life” at the College of the Holy Cross. Our benchmark for March is 75%.
|Campaign||2018||Pledges as of 3/1/2018||%Goal|
|Community/ Year of Scouting||$45,700||$3,147||7%|