One of the single most important things a unit can do, along with having trained leaders, is to develop an annual program calendar. This helps every parent in the unit know what will be happening in the next year and when. This is especially important to be able to give to new families when they join. Along with developing the calendar comes the development of the budget to support your great programming. Budgeting and planning allow families to know what their responsibility is and why involvement in fundraisers is so important. Don’t forget, that your one-page budget and one-page calendar are due at the August Popcorn and Membership Kickoffs.