Weekly eMail digest - 3 Feb 2014
Post date: Feb 5, 2014 7:17:20 PM
Uniform: Class ASkills: Scout Skill workshop
Game: Running Bases
SM minute: Mr. Zabriski
Friends of Scouting
Dear Troop 122 Family,
Scouting’s Anniversary week and celebration is upon us. It starts this Sunday, February 2nd and we will conclude it with our Troop 122 Breakfast on Feb. 9th at the VFW in Port Monmouth. I hope you will be there with us to celebrate this 104th anniversary of the BSA and to kick off the 2014 Scouting year for our troop.
As you already know, Scouting is a lot larger than Troop 122. There have been over 15 million Scouts and over 2 million Eagle Scouts in the BSA. There are about 100,000 Scouting units across the country organized in around 300 Councils of which Monmouth Council is one. It is through these Councils that Scouting exists and is supported. That support is in the form of camps and other facilities, training, professional and administrative personnel, insurance, newsletters, brochures, etc.
None of the money we pay for troop fees and dues goes to Monmouth Council to pay for all this support we receive. It is only through the contributions to the Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign and other fundraisers that the Council pays for all they do for us. It costs about $156 for each Scout. It is our Troop goal to raise at least $56 of this through our FOS Campaign. We have been able to reach our goal for the last 4 years and I hope you will help us reach it again this year. Each family can give according to their own ability but I hope each will show their support of Scouting by making some contribution.
At the Troop Breakfast on February 9th I will be presenting you some additional information about Friends of Scouting and asking for your support at that time. We will have Scouting magnets for all who participate and some raffle prizes as well.
Happy Scouting Anniversary. I’ll see you on February 9th.
Yours in Scouting,
FOS Coordinator, Past Scoutmaster, Past Committee Chair
Spaghetti Dinner in Honor of Vinny "Grumpy" Heller's 40 Years in Scouting
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Where: V.F.W. Post 2179, Port Monmouth
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person
Includes Salad, Spaghetti & Meatballs,
Dessert, Soda, & Water.
Will Purcell (732-207-0896) or Marge Ramirez at Council – tickets being sold in advance only, not available at the door