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    BSA's Mandatory Report of Child Abuse

    All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. No person may abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.

    Notify your Scout executive of this report, or of any violation of BSA’s Youth Protection policies, so that he or she may take appropriate action for the safety of our Scouts, make appropriate notifications, and follow-up with investigating agencies.

    OCC Youth Protection Reporting Procedure

    Friends of Scouting (FOS) is an annual, council-wide presentation conducted in every pack, troop, crew, team or post between the months of January and April.  The Family FOS Campaign asks parents and families to consider financially supporting the Scouting program in an effort to offset the cost of providing Scouting to their child.

    100% of funds collected through the FOS Campaign stays in Old Colony Council to support:  Camp Squanto, Scout Service Center, Camperships, Cub Summer Camp, Leadership Training, Program Support, and Professional Develop for OCC Staff.

    $205/youth/year is the true cost of delivering a quality Scouting Program to the 8,300 scouts in the Old Colony Council.  Annual registration fees go directly to the National Office and scout units, none is retained by Council.  The annual $205/youth goal for Old Colony Council goes beyond the annual registration fee and keeps quality services and programs close to home to benefit all scouts in our Council. 

    86% of FOS funds go to Program Support, Camping & Activites

    8% of FOS funds go to Administrative Support

    6% of FOS funds go to Fundraising

    Friends of Scouting is an annual presentation that provides the most direct impact to the quality of the scouting experience for scouts, leaders, families and the community.  Thank you for your support.