Building Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today- 2017 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 2017 Platinum 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.
Friends of Scouting 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, 2017)
Units Commit To:
Recruit a Unit Family Friends of Scouting Chairman.
Prior to the presentation, agree to the goals established below.
Have your Unit Family Friends of Scouting Chairman attend the Family Friends of Scouting Training.
Communicate with each parent in your unit about their attendance and participation.
Help coordinate a Unit Family Friends of Scouting Presentation with a District Friends of Scouting Team Member.
– Any Unit that has 50 % of Scouting families at re charter time that have participated in Friends of Scouting will receive a Participation Ribbon for their Troop/Pack/Venturing Crew flag. They will also receive one free use of a weekend campsite at Camp Lawton or Double V Scout Office (schedule with the Scout Office).
Gold Incentive: Achieve 75 % of Friends of Scouting Unit Goal.
Pack / Troop / Venturing Units will receive free cloth rank advancements.
Platinum Level Goal: Achieve 100% of Friends of Scouting Unit Goal.
When your unit reaches the Platinum Level, your unit will receive.
Free cloth rank advancements for youth in the Catalina Council, BSA Scout Shop, including required Cub Scout rank required belt loops, Arrow of Light patch, Eagle Kits, Eagle required merit badges, Denali award, and Venturing Summit award medal. Expires December 31, 2016).
Unit recognition is based on the total of all gifts from families within the unit. Individual families within the unit will also receive recognition for their gifts.
Unit and individual recognition items will be mailed to the respective recipient upon making their pledge.
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.