Friends of Scouting is a campaign to provide financial support to your local council. In our case, that is Transatlantic Council (TAC). This support is in the form of a pledge or donation to ensure the financial viability of a council. Each council, including the Transatlantic Council, must raise all of its own funds to support its operating budget. Councils receive excellent program support from the National office but no financial support is provided.
When we support the Transatlantic Council Friends of Scouting campaign, we are ensuring that:
- Someone is “there” when we need help
- Active training programs, resources and materials are readily available for our Scouts and Scouters
- Scouting activities are available for our Scouts right here in Europe
- Long-term camps and facilities are nearby
- Scouting in the Transatlantic Council remains some of the BEST Scouting that the BSA has to offer!
Presidential Unit IncentiveEvery unit that contributes an average of $30 per registered family and has a minimum of 30% participation (being defined as a contribution of $10 or more) will be recognized as a TAC Presidential Unit. Each Presidential Unit will receive a 10% discount on every order made from the TAC Scout Shop from the time of their Friends of Scouting presentation to 30 June of the same year. The unit must follow the guidelines listed below. The earlier you do your presentation the earlier that you can begin saving money!
Elite Presidential Unit Incentive
Every unit that contributes an average of $50 per registered family and has a minimum of 30% participation (being defined as a contribution of $10 or more) will be recognized as a TAC “Elite” Presidential Unit. Each unit will receive the 10% discount on every order made to the TAC Scout Shop. The discount will continue until 28 February of the following year.
To give to the EDELWEISS District, of which Troop 77 is part, visit the donate now page and enter “Troop 77 Geneva” in the Notes section.