Where Does the Money Go?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 9 Jun 1996 12:54:31 -0400
Awhile back in one of our discussion threads some folks were curious
where the money went that was raised by FOS/SME campaigns. In the
National Capital Area Council, we are midway through a two year
fundraising effort called "Investment in Character." I thought it might
be useful to share some of our successes here. We set out to raise $9
million and have succeeded in raising $4.5 million to date with
contributions from over 3,800 companies, organizations, foundations and
individuals. The money has been used to:
* Retire the Council's debt (NCAC had been over $1 million in debt)
* Repair the dam and bridge at Goshen Scout Reservation (this was a
major project that was much needed after a devestating flood last
Spring wrecked the dam, draining the lake which served six camps.
* Build six new program shelters at Goshen
* Build handicap accessible campsites at Goshen
* We are in the process of purchasing a camp property closer to the
metropolitan area (Goshen is four hours away on average) for training,
OA, Wood Badge, etc.
* Make kitchen upgrades at Goshen
* Establish an endowment for Urban Emphasis
* Hire a volunteer services coordinator for the Scout Service Center
It is wonderful to see so many suportive folks helping to raise money
that is being used to directly improve the facilities for delivering a
great program to the Scouts.
Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - email@example.com
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