Mar 27, 2007

Colonial Virginia Council 2007 Friends of Scouting issues

Colonial Virginia Council recently issued the fourth design in their series of shoulder patches given to contributors to their "Friends of Scouting" program. Following the 12 points of the Scout Law, the theme for this issue is A Scout is Friendly.

The patch illustrates the legendary story of American publisher WD Boyce, lost in the fog while visiting London in 1909 and receiving aid from a local Boy scout. The lad refused a tip for his services, explaining to Boyce that he could not accept a tip for "doing a Good Turn." Boyce was reportedly so impressed that he sought out Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, to learn more about his program. Upon his return to the states, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.

The standard FOS 2007 issue has a blue border and the issue provided to Eagle Scout contributors has a silver border. Minimum contribution for either issue is 25.00. No word yet on whether there will be a third border variety for contributors who donate to the Council via the local United Way campaign as there was in 2006.

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