$10,000 for Scouterships

Returning for it's second year, Scouterships for Philmont! Last year we could help four Scouters head to Philmont. This year we want to help several more than that. (note: several of those in 2018 were cancelled out due to the fire, but they used the funds for other programming to help Scouts!)

Adult volunteers in all of the BSA® programs are incredibly generous with their time. Some say “the position takes just one hour a week” when in reality so much more time is invested in the youth than just that hour. The BSA® has great adult training, some local and some distant. (see: https://www.scouting.org/training/adult/) There are National Training Centers such as at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Florida Sea Base, and Bechtel Summit that have very reasonable registration fees but do require travel expenses.

The Scouterships will provide cost-sharing funds for adults to attend these National training programs. In 2018 we were able to fund four of these and we would like to increase that number with this fund raising. Please help this effort with whatever amount you can. We will announce the opening for applications in March, once we know our ability to help out. Thank you.

 

Please, if the message moves you, go to our homepage HERE and click the DONATE button in the upper right corner. All amounts welcome!

Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have any questions, go to our homepage HERE and there is a form at the bottom to send oafound.org a message.