Friends of Scouting
The Far East Council relies upon those who use the Scouting program to help pay for the program. It's mostly paid by Scout Shop sales, CFC, activities & camping income, investments. However there is a portion that we raise under the Friends of Scouting campaign. We ask units and districts to help raise funds by reaching out to those in the community for donations. Some ask family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, older cousins), others talk to local businesses and organizations to see who can contribute as every bit counts. One good thing is contributions are tax deductible.
Help is available to explain this important program to your committee and to your families, please reach out to your district professional. You can make your donation online now; CLICK HERE and help support YOUR council and the legacy of Scouting!
As an individual (youth or adult) you can earn the following incentives for collecting contributions.
$100 Century Level Donor (1 FOS CSP)
$225 Support one Scout (2 FOS CSPs)
$450 Support two Scouts (3 FOS CSPs)
$500 Patron Donor (3 FOS CSPs and a Patron Donor Patch)
FOS Donor Round Patch
Dog FOS Council Service Patch (CSP)
Pig FOS Council Service Patch (CSP)
Rooster FOS Council Service Patch (CSP)
Patron Donor Patch similar to the Guardian Donor Patch but without the limited numbering
Patron Donor Patch
Guardian Donor Patch (Numbered)
UNIT LEVEL INCENTIVES
Any unit meeting their Friends of Scouting goal will receive a ‘2023 Friends of Scouting Gold Unit Streamer” and a Round Donor Patch for each scout.
The unit that meets their goal and raises the most money in their district will receive a Pizza Party for their unit.
The unit that meets their goal and raises the most money in the Far East Council will also receive a Root Beer Float Party.