Holiday Greetings Scouters,
The National registration fee will be increasing on January 1 to $24 a year. Although this jump in fees seems large, when you compare this cost to other youth activities, Scouting is still very inexpensive. Add to that fact the values learned in Scouting and the lifetime of memories, and the $24 seems like a drop in the bucket.
We want to be sensitive though to those this may affect, so if you know of a Scouting family that may find the fee increase difficult to manage, contact your District Executive and he will help them find a way to find the resources to afford Scouting. No youth should ever be turned away from Scouting for financial reasons.
The twelfth point of the Scout Law is “a Scout is Reverent”, and fast approaching is that very special time of year, the holiday season. With all of the hustle and bustle, the true meaning of the season sometimes gets lost in the marketing and celebrations. Let’s try to remind our Scouts about the true meaning and purpose of the season, so that they may fully appreciate this wonderful time of year.
This time of year also marks another important event. Unit rechartering is rapidly approaching, and recharter packets should be available now or very soon. Take advantage of internet rechartering. It is fast, convenient, and improves accuracy.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Volunteers are the heart of scouting, and in the Buckskin
Council we have a group who quietly serve you by making
sure the newsletters and other key communications are prepared, labeled and mailed. We always look forward to seeing these volunteers in the council office, and we think it is important to let our leaders know who these folks are so you can thank them when you see them!
The person who leads the charge is Bonnie Starling!
The Courier March helpers were, Art Altman, Phil Gaarenstrom, Jack Robertson, Carleton Starr and Grace Tolbert.
The Newsletter is folded on the last Tuesday of each
month, between August and May, starting around 8:30 and
ending around noon.
If you would like to join this great
group of people, call the Scout Service Center at 304-340-
3663 and let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.