Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is the annual fund-raising campaign that provides Scout families, community organizations and local businesses the opportunity to support Scouting in their communities.
Friends of Scouting Supports:
Programs for Youth
- Cub Scouting
- Boy Scouting
- Teen Programs-Venturing, Sea Scouts & Exploring
- Learning for Life In-School Program to ?at risk? communities
- District Camporees & Activities
- Council Activities, i.e. Haunted Harvest Fest, Ski Day, etc.
Camp Bullowa & Camp Nooteeming
- Weekend Camping and Summer Camping programs
- Camp Maintenance
- Scholarships for Camps
- Capital Improvements
Training for Adult Volunteer
- National Youth Leadership Training
- Scout Leader Essentials
- University of Scouting
- Wood Badge
- Youth Protection Training
- A Scout Professional for Each District
- Counci lServiceCenter Support Staff
- Program Support Materials
- Ranger for Each Camp
- Membership Recruitment Support & Materials
The Iceberg Analogy
What does council provide? In other words: What’s beneath the surface?
- Volunteer and staff training
- Insurance coverage to protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members and properties
- Support staff for registration, publications and other program support
- Camp promotion for Cub Scout day camps, Boy Scout summer camps, high-adventure bases and more
- Camp rangers to keep the council camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families
- Camp equipment, like tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of council camps
- Recognitions for leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects and help in many Scouting roles
- Professional staff to work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fundraising programs, conduct training, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for district, camps and programs
- Administrative needs, including postage, computers and links to the National BSA computer system, copy machines, folding machines and a printing shop
- Service centers to provide additional support to volunteers
- Audio-visual supplies used in training, at camps and in volunteer meetings
- Postage to mail materials to leaders, parents and youth members
- A council website to keep you informed
- Reference publications and resources, including program planning kits and to camping cookbooks
- Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for disadvantaged young people
As you can see, there’s more happening at your council than the average volunteer sees. And it can’t happen without the support of volunteers like you.
Employee match programs
Some companies, possibly including the one for which you work, will match their employees’ charitable contributions. Be sure to see whether your workplace has such a program. If so, you’ll double your impact.
Thanks for making a difference!