A Scout Is FOS Thrifty

on March 31, 2016 in collections, council, Fundraiser

2016fosSeveral years ago the Central Minnesota Council added a new incentive to the annual Friends Of Scouting (FOS) campaign. If you met a certain donation level you would receive a specially designed council shoulder patch (CSP). Each year would feature a different point of the Scout Law. Twelve points meant twelve patches that could be collected. Being the patch collector that I am, I was hooked from the very first year.

This year marks the ninth year of this promotion so the 2016 patch has Thrifty as its theme. The csp features a vintage Boy Scout at the bank, ready to add some money to his saving account. There is a “ghost” design on the left side of the patch of a squirrel ready to store his acorn for future use. Even the animal kingdom practices being thrifty.

This means there are only three years left of the Scout Law council shoulder patches. I wonder what the design of the next one, Brave, will look like.

Other incentives of this year’s Central Minnesota Council FOS drive included an electronics cleaning cloth, a Ripley Rendezvous water bottle or frisbee, and an Eagle Scout statuette.

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    2 Responses to “A Scout Is FOS Thrifty”

    1. Richard Foust says:

      The Pony Express Council does this as well. I have them all so far and like the idea!

    2. Michigan Crossroads Council has been giving special annual CSPs to donors who give the “one Scout” donation – this year, it’s $186. This year’s theme is “Imagine” and I’ve been tailoring my pitches accordingly. The 2014 patch had the Mackinac bridge. The other premium is for the unit – if the unit meets a total that represents an average for all families, the unit receives its rank badges free for a year.

      The CSP:
      https://michiganscouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/fos-transparent.jpg

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