Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign to the New Birth of Freedom Council. It provides Scouting’s families, volunteers and friends with the opportunity to financially support the operations of their local council. The New Birth of Freedom Council provides many important services to your pack, troop or crew, its leaders and youth members. These services are necessary to provide a high-quality experience for all of our Scouts and families for Scouting to be made available for local youth to join.
The Friends of Scouting Campaign for packs, troops and crews is done through presentations to families of Scouts. Presentations are typically conducted at unit meetings during the months of January, February or March and are most effective when most families will be in attendance, such as at a Pack Blue and Gold Banquet or a Troop Court of Honor. Presentations usually take about 15 minutes.
The Friends of Scouting campaign is one of the largest sources of income generated by the Council to support units to have a quality program throughout the year. We ask families like yours to help support the costs that the council incurs to keep Scouting strong for all boys. That $33 yearly registration fee you pay goes directly to the national Boy Scouts of America for program development – none of it stays local to help pay for any of these costs.
2019 Campaign Progress
If your unit has not yet scheduled a Friends of Scouting presentation, please contact your District Executive to do so.
All contributions are used by the New Birth of Freedom Council provide support and service to your unit and other Scouting units in south-central Pennsylvania.
2019 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING RECOGNITIONS
Any donation – Friends of Scouting Car Magnet
“Scouting Founders” Friends of Scouting Patch – $150.00+ Donation
New Birth of Freedom Council Polo Shirt – $300.00 Donation
New Birth of Freedom Council Eddie Bauer Fleece Vest Or New of Freedom Council Non-Iron Twill Shirt – $500.00 Donation
New Birth of Freedom Council Eddie Bauer Trail Soft Shell Jacket Or The North Face Backpack – $1,000.00 Donation
“Freedom Eagle” Lapel Pin – $1,000.00 Donation
Unit Flag Streamer for all Units conducting a Friends of Scouting presentation