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Scouting Program to Receive Continued Funding

September 9, 2002 – Dayton, OH – United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and the Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America jointly announce an agreement to fund the In-school Learning for Life program through the United Way in 2003.

The local United Way and Boy Scouts have a long history that has been very positive, according to United Way President Marc Levy and Boy Scout Executive Director Ken Wade. And both are committed to serving our area’s youth.

As a result of a communication breakdown earlier this year, the Miami Valley Boy Scouts initially were not on the recommended fund distribution list for 2003. Levy, who assumed his local leadership role in July, sought the support of the United Way Board of Directors and fund distribution volunteers to reach out to the Boy Scouts to move forward.

“It’s in the best interests of both organizations to focus our energies on serving youth, not technicalities,” Levy said. Wade added, “We did not want any issues to get in the way of a successful United Way Campaign. And, we also recognize the benefits of people giving through the United Way as the best way to support a vital network of services.”

The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area also funds a program of the Tecumseh Council of the Boy Scouts that serves Greene County youth.