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Cub Scout Pack 375
(Spotsylvania, Virginia)
 
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Friends of Scouting




Thank you in advance!



The Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign is conducted annually among the parents of Scouts, Scout volunteer leadership, employees of the Council, and the communities in which Scouting is located. Families and Scout volunteers are the first to see the benefit of Scouting for youth and local communities often benefit through Scout service projects.

Generous financial support from individuals, corporations and community partners is critical.  This support makes all the difference, ensuring the quality of our programs as well as making sure the Scouting program is available for any child or family who wants to be involved.

Leadership. Citizenship. Strong character, values and morals. Healthy living habits. Respect for the great outdoors. Scouting offers tangible ideals to today’s young people. As a Council – as a community – let’s celebrate and support Scouting’s impact today and ensure its every tomorrow.


Where does the money go?

79.9%   Unit Service

  • 9.9%     Fundraising
  • 9.2%     Management & Administration
  • 1%        Charter & National Service Fee

Our Clerical Staff Helps...

  • Handle registrations, BOYS' LIFE magazine subscriptions, advancement records, membership, training, and answer numerous daily Scouting questions.
  • Provide, without charge, dozens of regular and special forms, applications, certificates and literature.

A Trained, Full-Time Staff Helps Units with...

  • Informal training in unit operation, committees, commissioners, roundtables, meetings, conferences, courses, district and council activities that directly benefit leaders and units.
  • Contacts with the community resources (clubs, churches, government, etc.), securing help for all units that they alone could not obtain such as the use of parks, recreational areas, use of buildings for special affairs, picnic areas, camp sites and swimming facilities etc.

The Council And Field Executives Help...

  • Produce district and council calendars and schedules, programs, kits, and special aids to assist leaders and their committees.
  • Recruits and maintains a corps of commissioners to help unit leader and committees.?

The Council Provides Leaders with...

  • A library of films, videos, cassettes, projectors, and screens for use in training and promotional programs, at no cost to the unit.
  • Formal training courses with most of the cost of trainer literature and materials, etc., and all the staff time included in the council budget.

The Council is Responsible for...

  • Maintaining the camps at Goshen Scout Reservation and Camp William B. Snyder for year-round camping.
  • Employing full-time rangers to maintain the facilities and help the units with program.
  • Offering partial scholarships or “camperships” are available for Scouts with financial need.
  • Coordinating expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch, Wilderness Canoe Trips, and National Scout Jamborees.

To Help The Leader Develop His Program, The Council Provides...

  • Program helps, program planning charts and calendar of activities, meetings and special events, roundup, camporee and Scout Anniversary kits, posters, and other materials.
  • Materials, books, pamphlets, folders, videos, and special helps from the National Council and cooperating organizations.

To Protect The Unit Leader, The Council...

  • Liability insurance policy which protects all leaders in the event of a suit arising from Scouting activities.
  • Staff members available on what is practically an around-the-clock, around-the-calendar basis to meet any emergency.

MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

Many companies match their employees' donation. To see a list of companies known to have this policy, click here (being updated). If you don't see your company listed, check with your human resources department and have them contact SupportScouting@Scouting.org to get the paperwork in order.  

QUESTIONS?
Please contact
SupportScouting@Scouting.org.


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FOS_Brochure_2013_FINAL_low.pdf