Family Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting makes up 34% of the council's operating budget that goes to support programs, scout shops/offices, resident camps, properties, and assistance to individuals and families that couldn't otherwise afford to be involved or attend camps. Your unit's support of the Family FOS Campaign is needed and appreciated. The council's Family FOS Goal for 2018 is $250,000 with a goal of having every Family participate.
Your council wouldn't have a shot at reaching the goal without the support of units, leaders, and families. Please review (below) the great 2018 Unit Recognition and individual donor recognition for those that participate in Family Friends of Scouting this year. We encourage every unit to establish a FOS goal of 100% family participation and a dollar goal using the formula below.
Also, we need your assistance in scheduling the best possible time to make a presentation at your unit. To schedule please contact your District Executive or CLICK HERE to let us know a good date, time, and location for your unit's presentation. (NOTE: Our Free Cloth Badges of Rank incentive in 2018 (highlighted below) starts with scheduling your presentation by February 16th).
Thank you for your support!
Support a Scout now by texting "MERIT" to 41444 !
2018 FAMILY FOS UNIT GOAL FORMULA:
# Of Scouts on unit's re-charter: _______ X $200 (support 1 scout level) =
$__________ X .34 (FOS accounts for 34% of council budget) =
$__________ UNIT FOS GOAL FOR 2018
NOTE: If formulated goal is less that last year $_________ 2018 Goal is to increase over 2017.
2018 FOS UNIT INCENTIVES & RECOGNITION:
2018 UNIT FOS RIBBON FOR UNIT FLAG
Every unit that conducts a Family FOS presentation
FREE CLOTH BADGES OF RANK FOR 2018
Every unit that schedules presentation by February 16th, establishes a goal and conducts a presentation that generates support by May 31st.
Every unit that reaches formulated Unit FOS goal for 2018 by May 31st will receive 1 year of Scoutbook (August 2018 to August 2019).
NOTE: If formulated goal is less than last year's Family FOS totals for your unit your 2018 Goal is to increase over 2017.
Thank you in advance for your unit's support of the 2018 Friends of Scouting Campaign!
Your support will allow the LHC to further Scouting's mission and build our future leaders!
Family FOS District Chairs Manual