Cub Scout Pack 1776

Mt Diablo Silverado Council Friends of Scouting Campaign

Hi Pack 1776!

It's that time of the year again for the Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign. For those families that have joined the pack within the last year, this is the annual fundraising drive where the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council asks for our support. Whether your family as been a part of the pack for years, or you are new to the pack, please do consider contributing to this worthy cause.

When I consider donating, I often have many questions. Allow me to share some information that I hope help answer some questions you may have.

What is the Mt. Diable Silverado Council and why should I provide support?
The MDSC is located in Pleasant Hill and serves over 14,500 scouts in Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Lake, and northern Alameda counties. The activities and services provided by the Council are training, camp Herms and Wolfeboro, recruiting materials, administrative services, professional services, insurance, and most everything we need to run Pack 1776.

How do I donate?
Brochures (attached) and envelopes will be passed out by the Den leaders to the families in their dens at the Pack meeting Wednesday. Families are asked to fill out the section in the brochure, and then return the pledge card and donation in the envelope to their Den leader, or me, at the pack meeting. If you want more time to review, you can turn in to me up to Sunday March 18th. I'd like to get these turned in by March 23rd.

What are my options for donating?
Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Donating tomorrow may not be convenient for some, so pledges are another convenient option and can be spread out over time. Pledges for $25 can be taken and reminders mailed. Pledges can be annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly.

How much should I donate?
The Council estimates it costs approximately $200 annually to support each scout, and this is the amount Council hopes each family will contribute. Pack 1776 families have been very generous in the past…some families give more than the recommended amount, some give the recommended amount, some give less. At the end of the day, this is a personal decision, and all contributions are appreciated.

Is my donation tax deductable? Yes!!!

Attached is a brochure with more information. In addition, I will be showing a brief video at the Pack meeting to help provide information.

On a personal note, I sincerely believe in the Boy Scouts of America and support the Mt Diablo Silverado Council Friends of Scouting campaign with all my heart. As a boy growing up, I was both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in the Mt Diablo Silverado Council, and I was fortunate enough to attend many of the events and camps supported by the Council. As a Boy Scout, I went to Camp Wolfeboro 4 consecutive years and had the time of my life. In scouting I established friendships with guys that are still great friends to this day. I could not have experienced all that I did if it weren’t for the generous folks that supported the Council then. Now it’s time for me to give back, and I hope you will join my family and support the Council’s Friends of Scouting campaign.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Steve Jackson
Committee Chairperson, Pack 1776