Re: Friends of Scouting - Yes/No
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 17:15:34 -0400
In a message dated 95-09-26 11:24:10 EDT, CCCEF.RRITTER@CAPITAL.GE.COM (Randy
>Could someone please enlighten me as to what is meant by "Friends of
>From the mail I have read so far it seems there is a different definition of
>FOS than what I am aware of.Is this similar to Little League Tag Days where
>the Scouts will canvas the town with containers? Or is this just Sustaining
>Membership Enrollment (SME)under a different name?
Speaking of the way our council does it only: FOS=SME
Different name, same game.
We changed to FOS about 2 yrs ago because SME made people think that if they
"joined" as a sustaining member in one council, that covered it. Being an
urban area, many of our givers are local business men who live in other
councils. They would become "sustaining members" where they lived and forget
us. Therefore we changed to FOS. Now they use a different excuse.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City