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Make Your Friends of Scouting Donation

We are in the midst of Friends of Scouting.  Now is the time to give to Scouting.

Below is a great article from Bryan's Blog that describes where FOS contributions go.

Donate to FOS here. 


The Iceberg Analogy  

Bryan’s Blog on Scouting. Oct. 16, 2015, Bryan Wendell,

The thinking here is that Scouts and volunteers see only 20 percent of what councils provide to members. There’s a whole lot more beneath the surface.

FOS Iceberg Analogy

What do councils 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.

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