Hello again parents, alumni, and friends of Troop 370, I’m looking to wrap up the 2014/2015 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign for Troop 370 by the end of February. If you have not yet made your investment in Scouting, then, on behalf of the youth and volunteers of Northern Star Council, please take a few moments to read this note. If you have already made yourcontribution..... then a big THANK YOU. We've raised about $2000 to date.

Each dollar you invest will help send youth to camp, support urban Scouting, and provide our volunteer leaders with the tools and resources needed to ensure our youth benefit from a high quality program. The cost of Scouting includes many things we don’t see or think about such as leadership training, insurance, reference publications, camping equipment, camp promotion, recognitions, administration needs, utilities, postage, newsletters, etc. Your tax-deductible contribution helps our children develop leadership skills, values, and positive character traits that our boys need to be successful in life. I’ve been handing out pledge cards at the past several Monday meetings, but in case I haven’t been able to connect with you, please let me know and I’ll be sure to send you one. Please join the other parents, alumni, and friends of Troop 370 that have already turned in their pledges. Many of these pledges can be matched with corporate matching programs. Let me know if I can investigate for you. Drop me a note at birdonbats{at} or see me at the next several Monday meetings.

Thanks for making an investment in scouting. Bob Reitz