Financial Assistance Request
United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties
The United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties, the Susquehanna County United Way and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council have collaborated to help serve low income youth and their families from Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna Counties. These Scouts are faced with a special financial challenge.
The Scoutmaster, Cubmaster or Venturing Crew Advisor of the packs, troops and crews based in these counties are in the best position to have knowledge of Scouts and families in the Unit who are most in need of assistance. By working through the Scoutmaster, Cubmaster or Crew Advisor, this will help identify any needs more accurately and readily. This practice is not meant however to exclude parents or other leaders from directly applying for financial assistance, as long as requirements are met.
These United Ways have targeted specific needs-based funds to be utilized in Lackawanna, Wayne, and Susquehanna Counties to serve youth and families in need. These funds may be requested to supplement a variety of Scouting related purposes which may include, but are not limited to: registration fees, uniforms, insignia, badges, handbooks, activities, special trips, educational programs, and other related Scouting expenses. The NEPA Council will subsidize 70% of these expenses, and the Scout’s family or Unit will need to cover 30% of these costs. Should your son need a Campership to attend an NEPA council operated summer camp, requests are to be made separately using a Campership Request Form. This form is available at the Scout Service and Training Center or can be found on the council website at www.nepabsa.org. Campership requests are due by May 1 and will typically cover up to 50% of the fees.
United Way funds are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for needs-based assistance will be honored only when the Scout and his parent fill out either the form on the back of this sheet and/or the Campership Request Form (which can be requested separately). In both cases, documentation of public assistance must be attached. If the United Way funding is exhausted for that particular year, the Council will continue to honor needs-based requests as funds are made available.
Your generosity is an investment in "HONOR" Scouting is something that works its way deep into the minds and hearts of the young men and women it touches. Ask any old salt who claims to have been a Scout to repeat the Scout Oath and, despite the fact that he has probably forgotten much, he will recite "On my honor..." without hesitation. Isn't a program that can have that much impact on a life worth your support? Even if you can't be an active leader, your financial support can insure that the good work Scouting does continues here in Northeastern Pennsylvania with a number of programs tailored to match your ability to give.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing strong character, good citizenship, and promoting physical fitness in the youth of this region. Your financial gift of any size ensures that Scouting's 90 year tradition of serving youth will continue here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We depend on families, leadership, and community organizations that benefit from Scouting to help out with direct contributions.
To insure the future of our council and our ability to continue serving the youth of our area, our council has created a special Endowment Fund. The money in the Endowment Fund is carefully invested by a corporate trustee, under guidelines given to it by the Council Executive Board. The purpose of an endowment fund is to never spend the principal of the fund. Instead, interest earned by the fund each year is transferred into the operating fund to help finance the council's programs.
The endowment fund needs to grow each year. The National Boy Scout Council believes that ultimately 25% of a council's operating budget will need to come from this kind of income. Everyone can help build our endowment fund in any of the following ways.
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Units can use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements online. You will find this new method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information, and it will save you the effort of hand writing advancements onto a three-part carbon form. Use Internet Advancement for adding ranks, merit badges and awards. and to update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank).
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At the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, our focus and determination is to make you and your unit our primary concern and gear our every effort into bringing all the assets Scouting has to offer directly to you. You'll discover a commitment on the part of everyone at our council to work with real zeal and determination to bring Scouting to over 6,000 area youth and train dozens of adult volunteers. You have our pledge to prove everyday that Scouting is not only good for youth, but good for adults as well. No other program is as rewarding - for any age - as Scouting, and our people are determined to prove it! Our programs and facilities are at your disposal to help you make your program the best that it can be!
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