scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: FOS, CFC, UW, Etc.
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Sun Mar 21 1993 - 19:09:25 CST
I'm forwarding this to the list at large, because my friend and fellow patch
trader John Conley had some great points; he would have posted it to the
list if he could:
>I'll have to respond privately; I've gotten myself moderated somehow and
>effectively can't participate on-list.
>As Mike W. pointed out, United Way is different from place to place, but
>here is how it works here in western NY:
>Yes, you can specify that you would like your contribution to go to your
>local council, but in practice, this is what happens:
>Let's say that the United Was was planning to give $1,000 to the local
>council. Then Mike tells them that he wants his $1.00 contribution to
>go to the council. They don't now give the council $1,001, they just
>use Mike's $1.00 to make up part of the $1,000. There are enough
>people who don't specify where their money should go that U.W. can meet
>the requests of everybody who does specify, and still fund everybody at
>the level they planned to in the first place.
>Wow, that got wordy! I hope I made myself clear.
>Having said that, we still encourage people to designate their
>donation for scouting, just so U.W. knows that the support for funding
>scouting is out there.
>And Mike W., the UW's around here do ask us to have a "blackout" period
>for FOS, so that we aren't conducting it at the same time that their
>campaign is going on. This gets a little tricky when more than one UW
>agency falls within the borders of the council. Some of our districts
>are blacked out in the spring, some in the fall.
>Ganeodiyo Lodge Adviser
>Finger Lakes Council (NY)
>*Better to build boys than mend men*