“The Adventure is Calling”  “Support the Adventure” 2016 Friends of Scouting 


One Person Can Make a Difference, You  Too Can Make a Difference.

In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.

In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.

In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.

In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union.

In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.

In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States.

Each of us in our own way can make a difference in the lives of our Scouts with your support of our local Council through the Friends of Scouting Campaign.



Words to Live By…

“To Do My Duty To God and My Country”… Scouts have lived by these words since 1910 and throughout the years since then, parents have counted on Scouting to help their sons grow into strong, trustworthy leaders of good character.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allows them to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards.

How to Contribute









Frequently Asked FOS Questions

Question: Is my donation Tax Deductable?
Answer: Yes, the BSA is an approved Non-Profit organization.

Question: Is there a minimum donation limit?
Answer: No, while we encourage you to donate at least enough to fund the program for one scout for one year, any donation is accepted and appreciated.

Question: What methods may I use to pay for my Donation?
Answer: You can pay with cash, check, Mastercard, Visa or be billed. Please view the FOS Donation Form to see the billing options.

Question: How do I make my donation?
Answer: Either print, fill out and send in an FOS Donation Form or attend an FOS presentation at your closest Cub or Boy Scout unit.

Question: Can I donate Stock?
Answer: Yes, call the Catalina Council Service Center at (520)750-0385 or Toll Free 1-800-765-2543 for more information.

Additional Support Programs for Scouting

Popcorn Sale Annual Fundraiser
Scouting License Plate
Donate Your Car
Donate Your Boat

Other types of contributions (contact Council/District representative)
service projects at the Double V Scout Ranch
service projects at Camp Lawton
donate camping equipment
donate office equipment to Council
volunteer your time with a District or Council committee


Youth Members

Assisted by their parents or guardians, boys in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Varsity Scouting and young men and women in Venturing pay their from personal savings and participation in money-earning projects.

Members buy their own uniforms, handbooks, and personal equipment and pay for their own camp fees.

Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews

Weekly or monthly dues and funds from approved money-earning projects meet expenses for supplies and activities in the Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, and Venturing Crew. These monies help pay for camping equipment, registration fees, Boy’s Life magazine, uniform insignia, special activities, and program materials.

Community Organizations

Each chartered organization using the Scouting program provides a meeting place and adult volunteer leadership for its BSA unit(s). The chartered organization and local council must approve unit money-earning projects before the launch of the project.

Local Council

Financial resources for the local council (the local non-profit corporation chartered by the National Council) come from an annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, local United Ways, foundation grants, special events, project sales, investment income, trust funds, bequests, and gifts of real and personal property.

These funds provide for professional staff supervision, organization of new Scouting units, service for existing units, training of volunteer leaders, and maintenance of local camps. They also finance the operation of the local council service center, where volunteer leaders obtain literature, insignia, advancement badges, and other items vital to the program. In addition, the service maintains advancement and membership records.