At the end of World War II, Scouts of all ages in war-torn countries had lost everything and needed help to restart their Scouting programs. In response to these Scouts’ needs, the World Friendship Fund was created. Fundraising efforts were successful and, through the contributions of the members of the Boy Scouts of America, made many things available in the years just after the war, such as equipment, uniforms, insignia, program material, and camping gear. As a result, Scouting is now flourishing in these countries. Since that war, we have seen the development of new nations and the democratization of others. These nations want their youth to have the benefits of Scouting. They need funding and materials for training, camping, manuals, and uniforms.
In support of these ideals, the Orem Scout Shop is having a Fund-raising drive February 1st–15th to help raise awareness. Our goal is $2,000 raised for the World Friendship Fund.
Those who would like to help support the World Friendship Fund can do so whenever they come into the Orem Scout Shop between now and February 15th. For those that can’t make it in the option to call in your support is available as well at (801) 221-1008, during normal business hours.
We know as members of the Boy Scouts of America are made aware of the opportunity we have to become part of a worldwide Good Turn, we will all be able to fulfill the promise and commitment we have made to “help others at all times”, and make a difference.
Author: Benjamin Randolph | Orem Scout Shop