Mission: The Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates to support Radio Scouting activities and is considered the amateur radio station for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council. It is the trustee for the K2BSA call sign, supports Jamboree on the Air and other Scouting events, and operates at the National Scout Jamboree where it operates a demonstration station, teaches the Radio Merit Badge, conducts an ARDF---Foxhunting course, and other amateur radio activities during the course of the Jamboree.
Results: Have recruited 50+ amateur radio operators for the National Scout Jamboree in 2013 at the Summit in West Virginia. Established key sponsorships of equipment for use at the Jamboree and following the Jamboree on a permanent basis.
Programs: Programs include call sign use for Scouting events, promotion of all Radio Scouting activities via website and social media, active leadership and financial support for the amateur radio activities at the National Scout Jamboree.
I have served as volunteer president and treasurer of this non-profit since June 2011. It has made great strides in reviewing mission/goals, setting up sound financial reporting procedures, and establishing strong communication to the amateur radio and Scouting communities. Donations have begun to arrive to support its primary function of communicating and supporting Radio Scouting in the USA. It's key annual event, Jamboree on the Air, held the third weekend of October, saw significantly improved participation in 2012. It's National Scout Jamboree operation is set for July 2013 with several major sponsors already signed up to provide equipment. You can't go wrong in supporting this organization with it's all volunteer staff allowing every dollar to have a direct impact on Radio Scouting.