Voluntary Agencies - What are they? What do they do in your community?
Organizations and Clubs - service? fraternal? hobby?
Religious - churches, synagogues, temples, halls, seminaries. Many, All of these
groups do a good turn (helping) for members of their faith and
in the the community in general
In most towns and cities, there are volunteer agencies. These are organizations
where much if not all, of the work is done by people who receive no pay for their
efforts. The Boy Scouts of America is one such agency. How is the Boy Scouts Funded?
Scout dues? Donations? Fees? Sales of BSA products and uniforms? Have someone
from your District (pack or near by troop may be able to handle this) come talk
to your patrol/pack about this. What is the Friends of Scouting
drive. What do they do? Why?
Some volunteer agencies hire professional people who work with the volunteers.
Funds for these agencies are usually raised in the community, through drives such
as the Community Chest or United Fund. The fund-raising drive is usually held
once a year.
Without the support of people in the local community, both in service and money,
these volunteer agencies could not exist. The many services that they provide,
such as health, research, education, recreations, etc. would not be available.
These people who give their time and money to help others are truly concerned
about their neighbors and are good citizens doing good turns.
Organizations in our area that help people;
The Woodlands Green
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
Interfaith Religious Community of the Woodlands Salvation Army
Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer Fire Department & Emergency Medical Services
Pick an agency/group from above. How are this groups funded? What does the group
do (Mission) for the Community it serves? Envite a member to come to you meeting
and discuss their group. Is it possible for your Webelos Scouts to help them out
with a good turn?
Any groups been left out?
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