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I would have to assume that they felt threatened by Andrew and his service to our County's program. I have sat through several monthly leader's meetings where it was hinted around that fact. To make matters worse, I have heard that the Raleigh office sent Mr. Long to an outstate camp in Arizona during the summer as a bonus for reaching the montary goal for Friends of Scouting. So tell me how that money is being used for the kids? ITS NOT! A trip to that camp costs several hundred dollars not to mention travel costs. Yet, when I have to attend training courses as a VOLUNTEER, I have to pay for all of the costs to attend. I was even looking at taking Woodbadge this past year until I found out it was a couple hundred dollars worth of training.
Here is an snip clip from the Moore County District website:
What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Occoneechee Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to tens of thousands of young people in our Council.
Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting provides roughly one third of the money needed to operate the Occoneechee Council's Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities are the "outdoor classrooms" in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Council spends approximately $120 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.
Interested in donating to the Friends of Scouting Campaign please contact Nicholas Long for additional information.
Henry got a promotion and he is the full time camp director in Raleigh. Andrew was Moore County's District Commissioner and when Mr. Saunders and Mr. Long came into leadership in the county, they outed Andrew from his position as District Commissioner and moved him to the District Committee in charge of the camporees. Andrew was the one that lead the scottish camporee that you were referring to. After that camporee was over they removed him from that position as well. All of this becuase of unfounded accusations from a non scout related occurence, so let's all forget about the fact your are innoccent until proven guilty. Last I had heard, Andrew had opened his own Scout unit somewhere in rural Moore County, like Carthage or Whispering Pines. About Carl Berk, he served his term as the Chairman for his two year span and stepped aside at the completion to spend more time with his own Scout unit. Let's just hope Mr. Saunders serves the rest of his term and leaves but i highly doubt that, in that he gave up his leader position with the troop that he was with. About the day camp directors, the Kennedys, I have heard various rumors about their leaving but I will say that this year's day camp was a joke! The man and woman who ran it was not even real camp directors, they never even went to a training session on being a camp director.
You know it is a shame, that the Chairman of the Moore County Scouts has to lie in order to promote an event.
"All donations benefit Moore District Boy Scouts. Saunders said Touch-a-Truck is an “all inclusive event with stuff that anyone of any age will enjoy,” and one that raises money that will directly benefit Moore County children."
With my past expirence as a Boy Scout leader, it general knowledge that an individual District is unable to have a banking account or hold funds. Please tell me how these donations will directly benefit the Moore County Boy Scouts. These funds cannot, they are part of a campaign called "Friends of Scouting" and the money is used for the Scouting Movement as the Council sees fit to include supplementing the local Professional District Executive's salary. Therefore the funds cannot directly benefit our local Scouts. I think it is time to replace these leaders and get the ethics back in to this program.
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