Friends of Scouting

In order for the Scouting Ministry of First United Methodist Church, to successfully run our programs, we depend on generous donations from our Scouting families, their friends, and families.   If your employer matches your charitable contributions, we need you to made a donation and also submit your employer’s matching donation paperwork.

Please take a moment to link to Youtube and watch the 2018 Friends of Scouting Campaign Video

You can EASILY make a donation at this link: Make a donation for Scouting!

Remember, PLEASE make sure you indicate with your donation:

Council Designation: CROSSWINDS and

Unit Affliation: TROOP 200

If you donate online, we may not be notified. Please additionally email and let me know. Let me know you donated and what amount, so that I can ensure you get your patches, coin,  or necktie/scarf.

Here is the FOS 2018 brochure

Dear Parents and Scouters of the Scouting Ministry at First United Methodist of Cary, NC

Let me start by thank you for your support of scouting! As many of you know, scouting is near and dear to my heart and has been my family’s passion for over 30 years. Some of your were at the Pack 200 and/or Troop and Crew 200 Courts of Honor recently.  Many of you, were not and did not get the opportunity to support Scouting.

For those who could not attend, Friend of Scouting (FOS) is the annual fundraiser for the Occoneechee Council, of which Pack, Troop, and Crew 200 are members. FOS represents 29% of all revenue in the council. When you pay your annual dues to us, none of those dollars go to the council, which makes FOS so critical. Everything from supporting our BSA professional staff, to training and scout camps, to paying the light bill at our Council scout camps, are funded in part from FOS.

So here is my plea…….. if you haven’t made a donation, please consider doing so today. No donation is too small   If you donate and sustaining (monthly) of any level, you will receive the 2018 round FOS patch. $300 ($25/month) will get you a 2018 FOS council shoulder patch (and the round patch). $600 ($50/month) will get you the two patches as well as a beautiful 2018 FOS challenge coin.

And if you are so inclined…….for a donation of $1200 you will receive all three items listed above, along with President’s Circle neck tie for gentlemen or scarf for ladies!

Linked above is the 2018 FOS brochure. Please help me help our scouting program today.

Also above are links to pay online, and please watch the campaign video.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know and thank you again for your support of Scouting!

Gantt Edmiston

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