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Friends of Scouting - Thursday Feb 19th

posted Feb 16, 2015, 3:02 PM by Fred Gamache
Thursday night we gather for our Court of Honor to recognize what our Scouts have accomplished during the past months.  Our year was full of activities and progress and growth for all of our Scouts.  Certainly, our adult volunteers are directly responsible for the quality of our program and without them there would be no Troop 137.  It is also true that Washington Crossing Council stands behind and supports our Scouts and volunteers.  While we rarely get to see the Council in action, it is vitally important to our success as a Troop.  The Council trains our volunteers, provides our great summer camp, Ockanickon, provides a professional staff to work with our volunteers and to keep all of the records necessary to our operations, provides the insurance that makes our activities possible, plans seasonal activities to fill out and balance our program and provides the legal basis for our very existence.  All that costs money, and without it Bucks County Council cannot survive and so neither would our Troop survive, without Bucks County Council.  The Council spends $150 for every Cub Scout and Boy Scout in the Council and that money comes mostly from parents.  Thursday evening, please be generous when our Friends of Scouting volunteer, Michael Goodwin, an Assistant Scout Master of Troop 133 in Chalfont, asks for our financial support for Washington Crossing Council for another great year.  Please be as generous as you can be.

Fred Gamache
Troop Committee Chair