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Boy Scouts of America asks county commission for budget increase

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some organizations made budget requests at Tuesday's county commission meeting, including the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

The group asked the commission for $25,000, saying they are losing about $30,000 a year in funding from such organizations like the United Way, and it said the need the money to continue to support the programs for the community.

"This money is very important to this program," said Brandon Baines of the Boy Scouts of America. "We need this money because the program is dwindling every year. We've lost $90,000 in funding for this program in just the last three years alone, and at this rate, it's going to keep dropping about $30,000 a year."

In Chatham County, the Boy Scouts serve about 3,200 participants, including programs to help at Risk Youth.

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