“A Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.”
“A Scout is thrifty. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.”
The value of a Scout’s time in Troop One is tough to quantify. Hundreds of men credit Troop One with instilling a love of nature, developing leadership, and forming lifelong friendships.
But the costs of joining and staying in Scouts can add up for families: registration, uniforms, gear, outings, and camp fees come at a cost. (Families with more than one Scout face these expenses doubly.)
For at least 25 years, the Troop Committee has confidentially helped families meet these costs. They’ve waived fees, found used backpacks, bought extra ponchos, and probably opened their own wallets.
As Troop One enters its second century of shaping boys into responsible adults, we should formally commit ourselves to lowering the economic barrier for boys who want to join Scouting through Troop One. If you or your son benefited from Troop One’s positive influence, now’s your time to pay it forward!