Volume 6 Issue 3
October 1999
For the last ten years I have been able to make what is an excellent investment. Every year I invest $7.00 to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. My registration fee goes to the BSA National office in Texas, and I know it an investment of monumental importance, for I feel it is investment in the future of our youth. Ten years ago my modest investment of $7.00 allowed me to be a registered Den Leader.. Realizing I now had a financial stake in the Cub Scouting program, I availed myself to any opportunity offered to help me be the best Den Leader I could be. Yes, I made time to go to the monthly Roundtables, which was free. Throughout my first year I invested a little more money to be trained by my local council at different training events. The return on my investment that first year was phenomenal. My den meetings ran smoothly, and more importantly, *MY* cub scouts had fun while learning worthwhile values. My investment of money and time were being invested in the future of some young cub scouts. There was no question as to whether or not to invest $7.00 again the following year.

Now I have invested $70.00 over the last ten years in registration fees. A question comes to my mind; will I continue to invest in the BSA even though I no longer have a child in the program or a den. YOU BET! My $7.00 now allows me to still be registered (District Committee), and do Baloo's Bugle. I believe with your investment of $7.00 for the registration fee, some of your own time and using some of the ideas in Baloo's Bugle, we together will help build a better, stronger future for our Cub Scouts and the country we love.

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