In the Patriots’ Path Council, more than 15,000 Scouts in Northern and Central New Jersey count on Scouting to instill character, develop skills and leadership.
COVID-19 robbed our young people of their sense of control and connection to peers and mentors as schools, athletic organizations and community centers suspended programs. Yet, Scouting’s programs continued, with more than 70% of our packs and troops reporting they continued to engage in the Scouting program. The council developed its Scouting From Home program, which shifted meetings and programs to online forums. Our Scouts also worked safely on important community service projects, such as making protective masks and providing food for the less fortunate.
COVID-19 has curtailed all of our traditional revenue streams, which sustain the Scouting program. These income deficits – taken collectively – represent a total loss of more than $2.5 million in funding. The last thing we want to do is to cut programs and services, so we need your help!
The Patriots’ Path Council has organized a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Campaign For Scouting. The goal of the campaign is $1.7 million to be raised by December 31, 2020.
We know there are better days ahead, but we also know that without identifying sources of funding to bridge the gap, Scouting programs and services will not be delivered in the future at the same level as in the past.
Your support will help ensure that doesn’t happen!
For more information and how you can support the Relief Fund, please contact:
Joseph A. Gonnella – Patriots’ Path Council
[email protected] or 973.765.9322 x242