The core issue to be decided was our annual Bible order. NAUMS's signature issue is the Bible Project. We supply backpacker-sized New Testaments to Philmont Scout Ranch and some other places for distribution in chapel settings.
This year, we will supply 1,000 special New Testaments for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. About 300 of those are designated for those attending the reunion meeting in July of the Great Girl Scout Hike of the Appalachian Trail. The others will be distributed all over the country by the Directors of NAUMS.
We will be sending 500 NTs to Northern Tier Canoe Base and 500 to Sea Base. Sea Base is an addition to the program this year, and the fulfillment of a promise that's been out there for a while. And, finally, we will send about 5,000 NTs to Philmont.
Funding for all this has come from small gifts and large. It has come from a grant from the UM Men's Foundation. It has come from profits generated by our first-ever sale of Scout Sunday patches (we've sold about 2,000 patches so far this year).
I am immensely proud to be the President of NAUMS and to say, "this is the kind of thing we do."