Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Endowment As a matter of practice, the Council charges the least amount it can for its Scouts and their leaders to attend and participate in activities at its camps so that it is affordable for all. This means that the Council does not charge for the actual expense for operating these camps nor for its long-term maintenance. While this practice is good for its Scouts, it has historically made it difficult for the Council to maintain its camps. To address the need of keeping the cost of participation by Scouts and their leaders affordable and to have the funds necessary to operate and maintain the camp properties, the Council has placed an emphasis on and developed a plan to increase its endowment for this purpose. The Leaders of Tomorrow campaign will provide $10,000,000 for endowment to assist with the operations and maintenance of the Council’s camps. Separate from the Leaders of Tomorrow campaign, an endowment for Camp Strake called the Camp Strake Endowment Fund was created and funded from the proceeds of the sale of the old Camp Strake property. The Camp Strake Endowment Fund has assets and market value of sufficient size to maintain the new Camp Strake in first-class condition for decades to come. Additionally, an endowment for Bovay Scout Ranch has been created. This endowment is being funded through an endowed fund agreement with the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation. Through this agreement, which began in 2012, the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation, makes an annual gift restricted for the Bovay Scout Ranch Endowment Fund. In approximately twenty years, the Bovay Scout Ranch will have an endowment of sufficient assets and market value to operate and maintain it in first-class condition. Cockrell Scout Center Camp Brosig The Cockrell Scout Center serves as the hub of Scouting for the Council. The Leaders of Tomorrow campaign will fund improvements at the Cockrell Scout Center to renovate and update the storied history of the Council in the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Heritage Room. The Leaders of Tomorrow campaign will provide $410,000 for this project. Camp Brosig consists of 92 acres and is located four miles north of Sealy, Texas. It is primarily used by Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops for weekend campouts and activities. The Leaders of Tomorrow campaign will fund improvements at Camp Brosig such as two new shower/restroom facilities, a BB gun range and archery range. The budget for these improvements $815,500. The Center for Houston’s Future has recognized the Houston Region as the most international city in the United States of America with 150 different languages spoken in our community. The Sam Houston Area Council is committed to having its leadership and membership reflect the diversity of our community. While we are making progress in serving youth and families in the African American, Asian and Hispanic communities, we still need to do more. The Leaders of Tomorrow campaign will fund a special initiative to develop new Scouting programs and a marketing campaign targeting African American, Asian and Hispanic youth and families. Special Membership Growth Objectives – 11 –