My last post seemed to ruffle some feathers; and so with over 400 plus views, I thought I would attempt to take on another controversial issue, Friends of Scouting. Now, before you start laughing, I know! FOS, the words that strike fear into the heart of any and all volunteers. Such a bad 4-letter word they had to make it only 3. I have heard them all.
My goal here is attempt, in some small measure, to dispel some of the rumors, misinformation, and falsehoods that exist around FOS. Specifically, I want to take on 3 myths about FOS.
- Friends of Scouting dollars just go to pay for the National BSA.
- Friends of Scouting dollars pay for big inflated salaries of professionals.
- “I would rather give to my local unit, that way I know the money is being well spent.”