Why Friends of Scouting?
During October through March, each pack, troop, and crew should schedule a “Family” Friends of Scouting presentation. This presentation by a volunteer explains to parents how our council is financed and provides education about our mission, services, facilities and the “true cost” of Scouting. Units should sign up for their presentation now so district volunteers can be given enough time to plan for presentations.
The annual Friends of Scouting campaign raises approximately 15% of the council’s operating budget each year. On average, $175 is needed per youth in our council to provide the programs and services that we have come to expect for one year.
Unit Community Service Reporting
District roundtables are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Luke’s Lodge, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN. The gathering is at 6:45 pm, with the program starting at 7:00 pm.
The purpose of the monthly roundtables is for commissioners to share information from the council and district with unit leaders. It is also for unit leaders to share information and ideas with those present.