It has come to my attention that many are unsure with what to think about the Family Friends of Scouting. The last few years have been rocky and national noticed that the campaign needed a “revamping” for the campaign to succeed in the future. Here is what is new:
- FOS presentations are beginning in October and should be finished by February for every unit. This should not be held at Blue and Gold unless there are no other options.
- Free cloth rank advancement for units who raise their goal through an FOS presentation. See attachment for further information.
- The presentation itself is approximately 8 minutes and completely scripted. There is participation from the children as well.
Unit Contact: Right now calls are being made and emails sent to Unit Committee Chairs (Unit Campaign Coordinators) in order to set a goal and a date for your presentation. Your job as a UCC is to communicate with the unit parents regarding when and where the presentation will be held along with necessary follow up. There is a meeting to help prepare unit coordinators and presenters on September 25th and October 16th. You may pick whichever one is convenient for you.
Presenters: I need a total of 12 presenters. Each presenter will make 3-5 presentations and it is mandatory that you come to training on either September 25th or October 16th. Please contact me directly to help.
I understand that each unit does not see this money raised directly in their account and this may be a disappointing concept, however, FOS provides your council with the materials and funding to support your unit and activities. Thank you for your continued support in scouting.