2020 Investment in Character and Leadership Fund Drive


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Please send an email with your donation confirmation if you donate online to:  ycchan71@gmail.com.

Investment in Character and Leadership Annual Fund Drive

Dear Troop 171 Family,


The boys—and now girls—in our Scouts BSA troops have had a great year. They competed at the Klondike and thrived in cold temperatures. Spring Break saw Scouts on adventures in Utah, and our Flaming Gorge summer camp was full of advancement and fun. Year round, the Scouting program helps form young men and women of whom we can be proud.


Investment in Character and Leadership (ICL) is an annual fund drive to support Longs Peak Council, which spends $600 per youth member every year. Here’s what that money provides.


·       The Council maintains camps that we use: Camp Patiya outside of Boulder; Chimney Park Camp in Wyoming, where we go in January; and Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. The Council also operates Scout stores where we obtain uniforms and badges.


·       Longs Peak Council provides training for our Scout Leader staff. When we decided to launch a girls’ troop, the Council offered us advice and resources. The Council also underwrites Scouting programs for underprivileged youth.


·       If we reach our goal, the Council will give us discounts on summer camps as well as free rank patches and merit badges for one year—saving our troop hundreds of dollars.


This year the goal for Troops 171 B and 171 G is $10,000, which comes out to $200 for each registered Scout. I hope you can make a gift at that level. Not every family can afford to do so, however, especially those with two or more Scouts in our troops, so if you can give more, please do so. Does your company match gifts? If so, please reach out to me for a special employer matching form. Your monetary contributions qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.


The best way to donate is on Colorado Gives Day, December 10

Click this link www.coloradogives.org/troop_171. You can schedule your donation today on this site and have it applied on December 10 for ‘Troop 171 ICL 2020’


Alternatively, you can send me a check made out to Boy Scouts of America for ‘Troop 171 ICL 2020’ at 1430 Mariposa Avenue, Boulder 80302 or give it to me at a Scout meeting.


Many thanks to the families who have supported ICL in the past Troop 171 has a proud record of meeting our goals and doing our part to support Longs Peak Council.


Yours in Scouting,



Yuchen Chan, ICL Volunteer


P.S. Scouting gives our children a love of the outdoors, opportunities for leadership, and values that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Please join me in making your ICL gift today.