Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is an annual and ongoing fundraiser campaign that seeks to assist the Boy Scouts of America with running quality, efficient, and safe programs to empower the youth of Southern Arizona.

Scouting makes a positive impact on Southern Arizona’s youth.

How Your Gift Helps

More than 3,000 Southern Arizona youth take part in the once-in-a-lifetime adventures and character-building programs that can only be found in Scouting.

In doing so, they discover skills they never knew they had and develop into the leaders this nation and world will need in the years to come.

Your Gift to Scouting Ensures:

  • Every youth in Southern Arizona has the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstance.
  • First-class camping programs at Camp Lawton Scout Camp and Double V Scout Ranch.
  • Support and training for more than 1,400 volunteer leaders that make the Scouting program possible.
  • Materials and program development for the exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can only be found in Scouting.
  • A safe and fun Scouting experience with insurance for Scouting activities.
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of our budget comes from FOS

The campaign dramatically supports the operations of Catalina Council, BSA

2023 Giving Levels

Level 1

Make a gift of $25 or more and get a Window Cling and Recognition for your Donation

Level 2

Give $60 or more – get a “Cheerful” CSP – next in the series – along with previous gift

Level 3

Give $120 ($10 per month for 12 months) get an Original CSP Celebrating Arizona’s First Eagle Scout, along with previous gifts

Level 4

Give $240 ($20 per month for a year) get a 1.75″ Challenge Coin Celebrating Arizona’s First Eagle Scout, along with previous gifts

Level 5

First year givers of $500 ($42 per month for a year) receive a Catalina Council Custom Challenge Coin Display along with previous gifts.

Level 6

Give $1000 ($84 per month for a year) and become a member of the Summit Club (first time members will receive a custom shirt) along with all previous gifts. DESIGN TBA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, the Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

There is no minimum donation limit. You are encouraged to donate any sum that is within your financial means.

Friends of Scouting donations can be processed by cash, check, credit card, or the donation can be billed out to the donor.