Scout fundraising drive is ending quotas and earned discounts

The annual Friends of Scouting drive for the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America will feature some significant changes this year.

The campaign, set to begin this summer and fall, will no longer include quotas and discounts. It will be similar to what Utah's other two Scout Councils — the National Parks Council and Trapper Trails Council — are already doing.

"In years past, a neighborhood troop would gather contributions for Scouting," said David Kunz, Great Salt Lake Council development and marketing director. "Once a contribution goal was achieved, a 10 percent 'gold club' discount on summer camp fees was earned. This discount is being discontinued and replaced by overall lower camp fees that are simple, competitive and equal for every young person."

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