While Scouting has continued during this unique time, fundraising has been extremely challenging. Special events have been cancelled, collections on the annual campaign are down, and revenue from summer camp and other in-person activities is difficult to recover. In the blink of an eye, Scouting in the Triangle has gone from a $4.5 million operation to one that is financially challenged, and potentially smaller.
So what is at risk? The future leadership of our community. With less Scouting, there will be fewer leaders and we are committed to not let that happen.
The Occoneechee Council’s Board of Directors has prepared a Business Continuity Plan led by some of our most talented and experienced board members. This plan includes several expense models to offset the loss of revenue as well as the opportunity to raise additional funds including a Scouting Relief Campaign. These funds will directly support Scouting in the twelve counties we serve during this time of need.
If you have already given to Scouting this year, thank you! If you are interested in giving more, thank you again! Your support will help the Occoneechee Council continue to serve thousands of families in North Carolina, helping to build children into values-based leaders that our community so badly needs.