During the months of October through February, each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew should schedule a "Family" Friends of Scouting presentation. This presentation by a volunteer explains to parents how our Council is financed and educates them about our mission, services, facilities, and the "true cost" of Scouting. Units should sign up for their presentation now so we can give district volunteers enough time to plan for your presentation.
The annual "Friends of Scouting" drive raises approximately 15% of the council's operating budget each year. On average, $160 is needed per youth in our council to provide the programs and services that we have come to expect for one year.
Unit Incentive Programs
The campaign team has set some challenging yet achievable goals for our units to encourage you to participate in this year's campaign.
- Gold Level: Units reaching this level will qualify for free rank advancement patches and the appropriate rank card from the date of achievement until December 31, 2014. This is a great deal for units that advance a large number of youth each year (that's every unit in Del-Mi). Free rank advancement patches do not include belt loops, arrow points, merit badges, palms, etc. It only applies to ranks. Track where your unit stands using our unit status report.
- Participation Program: Del-Mi District units that reach a minimum pledge level and have either 75% of Scouting families make a pledge or increase number of families pledging by 20% over last year will be rewarded with an ice cream party for their Scouts. A district representative will provide the ice cream to Scouts attending one of Crossroads of America Council's summer camps--one ice cream party per unit. The unit will also be recognized by the district with a special certificate commemorating the unit's support of Scouting in the 2014 campaign. Track where your unit stands using our unit status report.
To schedule your unit's FOS presentation, please fill out this Google Docs Form to provide the Del-Mi District with the necessary information for us to put your presentation on our calendar
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