The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

April 15, 2009

The importance of scouting

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 — My name is Danny Storm and I am the chairman for the 2009 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign for Stanly County. We have seven counties in this Central North Carolina district serving more than 14,000 youth and leaders in these counties, of which approximately 1,700 are in Stanly County and our goal for Stanly County is to raise $97,000. So far this year with our kick off we are almost half way to where we need to be and your help is much appreciated to support this great organization.

Why is scouting important to me?

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, and provides an educational program for young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

As an Eagle Scout (highest rank in the boy scouts), I have seen what values scouting can bring. I truly believe scouting is building our future leaders with the values that our country needs.

FOS funds approximately 50 percent of the income needed for the Central North Carolina Council, so this campaign is essential for local scouts. I am aware of the economy turn down and know that these days are tough for all businesses; however scouting is generating our leaders of tomorrow and helping to set the values of our youth.

We are in need of some $250-$2,500 corporate sponsors to help us meet our goals for the FOS and I invite you to help support the Boy Scouts of America. All of these contributions are tax deductible.

The Oyster Roast, which I am sure everyone is familiar with, will be May 1 and this event is to say thanks for your support of the Friends of Scouting. These tickets are not sold and the number of passes is determined by the level of giving.

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