Building Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today- 2018 Friends of Scouting Campaign
All of the pictures above are a direct result of our Friends of Scouting Campaign. Without your generous support Scouts would not be able to participate in Scouting activities like the ones above.
Check below to see how your unit is progressing towards its 2018 Partner Unit Goal
What Does the Council do for me
What is the role of the Catalina Council and the local Scout office in supporting Scouting in Southern Arizona? This is a great question that deserves a great answer. The local council is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America and exists to accomplish four main functions in a geographic area—membership, finance, program, and unit service. These functions create, support, and sustain healthy Scouting units.
How does this apply to you the Scout Family? We support you with the list below.
SUPPORT AND MENTORSHIP OF VOLUNTEERS—This is accomplished through a strong district commissioner staff who regularly interact with local Scouting unit leaders.
UNDERWRITE INSURANCE PROTECTION—To include liability insurance protection and supplemental health/sickness insurance protection.
PROPERTIES—Catalina Council offers two diverse properties for Scouting use—Camp Lawton located on Mt. Lemmon and Double V Scout Ranch in the valley.
PROGRAMS—Catalina Council offers many outstanding, year-round quality programs designed to supplement unit activities including camporees, merit badge days, bike rodeos, Webelos Woods Cub Camps, and much more.
ORGANIZATIONAL STAFF—Scouting staff (DE’s @ office personnel) is available to help and assist unit leaders at any time. Scouting staff maintain’ s unit records for membership and advancement.
RISK-FREE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES—Catalina Council provides an annual popcorn sale where the largest portion of the proceeds are returned to Scouting units.
TRAINING FOR LEADERS—Many training programs are offered for both adult and youth Scouting leaders to ensure that volunteers understand the program and their position. Training Porvided by the
SUNDRY ACCOUNTS FOR EASY SCOUT SHOP PURCHASES—Catalina Council offers unit sundry accounts so advancement volunteers can come and purchase badges in the Scout Shop easily.
Who Pays for Scouting
WHO PAYS FOR SCOUTING
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.
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.
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.
LDS Friends of Scouting Resources
Community Unit Resources
Additional Support Programs for Scouting
Additional Support Programs for Scouting
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
Frequently Asked Question
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.
Make an online Donation
Unit Recognition and Incentive Program
Unit Friends of Scouting
Recognition and Incentive Program
(Effective from the time your unit reaches its goal through December 31, 2018)
Partner Unit Goal: Achieve 100% of Friends of Scouting Unit Goal.
Units that support our Council’s services with contributions of at least $125 per Scout will be eligible for recognition as “Partner Units.” Partner Units must annually satisfy two requirements:
- Contribute to the Council at an average of $125 per youth member through Friends of Scouting, popcorn sales, and/or an other fundraiser and have a FOS presentation.
- Achieve Gold, Silver, or Bronze level in the Journey to Excellence program.
In return for satisfying these requirements, Partner Units are eligible for the following benefits:
- 10% off for Cub Scout Day Camp and Camp Lawton Boy Scout Summer Camp fees
- Free Eagle Scout presentation kits
- Free cloth and card advancement
- Free Cub Scout required belt loops and Eagle-required merit badges
- Free use of Double V Scout Ranch and Camp Lawton campsites in the off-season ( Year Round availability for Double V, Camp Lawton available August-May)
- 10% off Wood Badge and NYLT training fees
- 3% bonus commission for Take Order popcorn sales
- Free Journey to Excellence patches for the unit
Unit 2250 has 20 boys. Their Partnership with Scouting goal would be $2,500 (20 x $125). They sold $6,000 in gross popcorn sales last fall. Their net popcorn sale contribution to the Council would be $1,800 ($6,000 x 30%). If they raised $700 in the Friends of Scouting campaign this spring, they would qualify for the Partnership with Scouting benefits.
Please consider underwriting the cost of at least one Scout, which is $125 for a year of Scouting. A $125 annual gift paid monthly is $10.41 a month, less than what it costs for two movie tickets. But, the impact lasts much longer. You can make your gift this evening anyway you would like. Make a pledge, pay cash or by check to “BSA”, or by credit card.
Thank you very much for the difference you already make with your involvement in Scouting. We hope you will join many volunteers by participating in Friends of Scouting, because without it, the future of this great program may not be here when we need it most.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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.