Friends of Scouting

Unit leaders are invited to welcome a Friends of Scouting presentation at their next Blue and Gold or Court of Honor.

Your prompt reply allows your District team to schedule quality presenters to every unit in a timely manner.


Scouting is making a positive impact on the lives of more and more young people across our community. 

Thousands are experiencing life-changing thrills, overcoming challenges and helping others in meaningful ways.

At your next Blue and Gold or Court of Honor, we would like to have a member of our larger Scouting family speak with your families about “Friends of Scouting” or FOS. 

FOS is the Council’s annual opportunity to share with us the story of Scouting’s impact and to ask for financial support.

Just as your church or school might do, Scouting asks its families to consider making an annual contribution of support.

Your FOS gift provides:

  • Camp facilities for year-round outdoor fun
  • Local programs and activities, where costs remain low because of FOS support
  • Training for volunteer leaders
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms, and registration fees for youth in need
  • Field and support staff who counsel, guide and support your volunteer leadership
  • A Scout Service Center that coordinates activities and provides customer service
  • Sickness, accident and liability insurance to protect youth and adult members

As a reminder, your annual registration fee is submitted directly to the National Office and your unit activity fees support your individual unit operations.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of Scouting – and thank you for your continued service to our youth.


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Boy Scouts of America is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. EIN 59-0637816

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