Pack 55 supports Friends of Scouting, an annual Sam Houston Area Council initiative focused on providing great Scouting for everyone.
Pack 55 Families,
Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, businesses and community organizations to support local Scouting. Unlike the annual registration fee (which goes directly to National BSA), and the pack activity fees/dues (which goes directly to Pack 55 programming), funds raised by the Friends of Scouting help offset the council's "real" cost of programming of ~$225 per scout per year (financial assistance to families in need, maintaining council properties like Camp Bovay, and paying for council staff to name a few). Your generous, voluntary contribution will help make our great Sam Houston Area Council even stronger and better suited to serve our youth.
Friends of Scouting helps:
Recruit and train youth and leaders
Provide assistance to those in need
Keep camps and activities affordable
Enhance programming and facilities
Provide communication tools for volunteer leaders
Friends of Scouting contributions provide approximately 24 percent of the support the council receives each year. The success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.
Pack 55 has historically made an annual contribution to Friends of Scouting at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet in the amount of $20-30/registered scout in the pack. This year, we are instead calling on the Pack 55 community to make a voluntary contribution to the Friends of Scouting Campaign at a financial level that is right for your family. All the Pack 55 funds we raise will be conveyed to SHAC's Friends of Scouting ambassador. Please make a contribution to Friends of Scouting, and help make local scouting great for years to come. This year, we are using OneCause to accept and track contributions. For larger donations, feel free to write a personal check instead (to save on the transaction fee) made out to “Pack 55” and specify "Friends of Scouting" in the memo.
for more information on this very worthy program. No donation is too small. I invite each of you to make a contribution in support of our 2021 Friends of Scouting campaign. Thank you in advance for your generous support!
Pack 55 has a long tradition of service at St John the Divine. We invite your family to join us as we raise funds for Sam Houston Area Council's annual Friends of Scouting Campaign. No donation is too small. Make a difference in the life of your own scout (through the percentage of donations that go to support council properties (Camp Bovay, Camp Strake), and in the life of another area scout (through the percentage of donations that go toward financial assistance programs). Make a difference today, and help Pack 55 achieve its fundraising goal.