Friends of Scouting and Special Events
|To many Scouts and parents, Friends of Scouting and Special Events like, "A Night of Character", provide the opportunity they need to participate in the full Scouting program regardless of their ability to pay. How is that possible? The Istrouma Area Council leverages these direct giving dollars with United Way dollars and Scout-generated funds. Scouts learn early in their Scouting career to earn their way and to be helpful. These life-long character lessons help Scouts to help those that they may never meet. Thank you all who have given to Friends of Scouting this year and who are considering a gift. Your support helps us get ready for summer programs, member recruiting events and more.
Thank you to everyone who helped on "A Night of Character" especially our title sponsor: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Because of each of you and the United Way, our financially challenged families will enjoy the Scouting program through camperships and registration assistance.
Thank you to our Scouts, as you enjoy your Scouting activities and camps you are having fun and helping fellow Scouts.
Avondale Scout Reservation was the location of great spring activities. We now turn our attention to being ready for the summer. Thank you all helping provide funds for some of the less flashy aspects of year-round camping: 3 new and rebuilt pumps, grass cutting, building cleaning, equipment purchases, insurance, repairs, tent platforms, certification classes and much more.
On behalf of our Scouts, I invite you to join me as a 2013 Friends of Scouting giver.
Yours in Scouting,
Eric Howell, Scout Executive, CEO
Eagle Scout Class of 1978.