FRIENDS OF SCOUTING CAMPAIGN?
What is Friends of Scouting, and why is it so important to contribute?
Two great questions! Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Ventura County Council and provides the necessary funds to ensure a quality Scouting program for youth. More specifically, by supporting FOS, you help keep:
The cost of Council camps affordable
The Council Service Centers and camp facilities in top condition
The promise of a quality Scouting experience to your son or daughter and others in Scouting
There are three FOS campaigns each year:The Family Campaign (by far the largest), the Executive Board Campaign, and the Business Campaign. Each is vital to the programs and services of the Council. Themoney raised through the annual FOS campaign offsets the cost of training Scouting leaders, operating the Council camps andservice centers, and providing other resources to Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts and Sea Scout Ships throughout the Council – more than 306 units in all.
It costs the Ventura County Council approximately $175 to provide a quality Scouting experience for one registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, Explorer or Sea Scout per year. Parents of Scouts and other neighborhood and community members playan invaluable role in the annual FOS campaign by contributing money that reflects their respect for what the program can achieve and their ability togive.
Help keep Scouting strong by participating as a Friend of Scouting. Thank you for your generous support!
Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America
509 E. Daily Drive
Camarillo, California 93010
Serving over 6,200 youth in 306 Scouting Chartered Organizations and units…
The True Cost of Scouting… The Iceberg Analogy…
But there is a whole lot more below the waterline!
The majority of the costs of the Scouting program, includingrunningthe Councilcamps, record keeping, distribution of printed and electronic materials, training programs, support staff, and insurance are hidden beneath the surface, just like an iceberg. The 80 percent that isn’t visible is what keeps the rest afloat. Help keep Scouting afloat!