If you have already donated and reached out to me, you can dis-regard this email. The 2018 Friends of Scouting campaign has kicked off for the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. I'm sure you'll agree that Scouting makes a difference in our community and in the lives of our sons who participate in the program.  The council needs our financial support to provide for over 14,000 youth who participate in Scouting in this area.  The council supports us by providing leader training, maintenance for camps and facilities, liability and accident insurance coverage, and administrative and staffing services.

The suggested contribution is $250 per Scout, however, any contribution is welcome and we recognize that families contribute in many different ways to our troop - financially and otherwise.  If you are able to make a contribution, please make your check payable to Boy Scouts of America-Friends of Scouting.  The council also accepts Mastercard and Visa online and offers an installment plan for your contribution ($250 over 8 months is only $31.25 per month!).   If your employer offers corporate matching on donations, then your contribution can be doubled!  

I am required to report back to the council for each family who is a member of our troop, so even if you choose to not make a contribution, please let me know (otherwise eventually the council will contact you).  All contributions are confidential and tax deductible.  You will receive a letter from the council acknowledging your contribution to be used for tax purposes.

Troop 224 has a great reputation with the council for both generosity and quick response.  Let's try to continue that trend! Thank you for considering a contribution to this important program.