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A message from Erin Gillette, Potomac District Executive

posted Jan 25, 2016, 12:24 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 12:25 PM ]

Dear Parents of Pack 773,


            I am writing to ask you to participate in Pack 773’s Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign.


Friends of Scouting is used by local council to raise the funds needed to support our Units, our leaders and our Scouts. While much of this work isn’t visible, it includes the Klondike Derby, the Regional Pinewood Derby, formation of new units and extensive training for adult leaders.


None of our Membership dues go to support the local district – they are used within our Units and the balance goes to the National Scouting organization. Friends of Scouting contributions stay local and supports our Scouts.


If you are debating the right amount to donate, the overhead for the Potomac district costs about $200 a Scout. This would be an appropriate amount although a higher amount would be deeply appreciated as well.  As we are after 100% participation even a small contribution would be important.


I will distribute pledge cards that you can use to make a contribution, which you can also pay in monthly or quarterly installments, or ask to be billed later.  To give online please visit, From here you can make a pledge or a contribution with a credit card.  However, when pledging online, it is IMPORTANT to designate Pack 773 as the unit and Potomac for your District.



Thank you for being a Friend of Scouting.


Erin Gillette, Potomac District Executive

Web Master,
Jan 25, 2016, 12:24 PM