It seems like just the other day  we were all just learning about what our Vice President of Impact and Participation (Membership) and his committee were hoping to achieve this fall. Since that day there have been lots of folks who say we couldn’t do it; that it was too big of an idea to be physically present it over 125 schools on night. Well here we are and we are going to do it! It is going to be great. You want to know why? It is because of dedicated volunteers such as yourselves that are making this gigantic effort happen, and before I go any further, I want to say thank you. Thank you for not giving up on the idea, thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us and most of all, thank you for caring about a young boy's life enough to take an additional evening out of your schedule.

We will need some data from each school's recruitment. As soon as you have the information below, please call me, text me or email to your staff adviser or to the Scout Service Center 218-729-5811 vacbsa@scouting.org . The professional field staff will be having a staff meeting tomorrow night after all the data is collected. Don't worry about the time of night- just make sure to send it as quickly as you can. 

  • Total FIRST graders in attendance
  • # of FIRST grade applications received
  • # of SECOND-FIFTH graders in attendance
  • SECOND-FIFTH grader applications received.
  • Any special information such as applications turned in but no money or if a particular family needs financial assistance for the registration fee

Some items that are in your school kit, but are also available online:

We are collecting $16 this evening. This will get the family through March 31, 2011. $8.75 of this is for the registration fee, $7 is for Boys' Life MagazineExternal Link and the other $.25 will remain with the pack.

If you have not made arrangements to turn in your applications this evening at one of our turn in locations please contact your staff memberExternal Link today to confirm plans for applications to be transmitted to the service center.