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Friends of Scouting Planning Meeting

April 5 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friends of Scouting logo

FOS

Three little letters. One big impact. 

FOS, or Friends of Scouting, is the council-level annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting represents the council’s largest source of income.

The Friends of Scouting campaign begins in November and ends in March (though councils can shift this slightly). During the campaign, a volunteer visits pack meetings or troop courts of honor to explain the campaign and make an appeal for support. The tax-deductible pledges help the volunteers’ local council. 

But where does that money go?

Many councils answer by using “The Iceberg Analogy.” The idea 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. Councils provide volunteer and staff training, insurance coverage, support staff, camps, equipment, recognitions for leaders, administrative needs, AV supplies, a council website, scholarships, and so much more.

It’s amazing what three little letters can do. And it’s all possible through Friends of Scouting.

 

Details

Date:
April 5
Time:
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Series:

Organizer

Chaffin Hornor
Phone
206-902-2329
Email
chornor@seattlebsa.org

Other

Scout Program
Adult/Leader
Area
Chief Seattle Council
Activity Type
Meeting

Venue

Roxies in Fremont
462 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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