Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) is an annual, council-wide presentation conducted in every Pack, Troop, Crew, Team or Post between the months of November through February. The Family FOS Campaign asks parents and families to consider financially supporting the Scouting program in an effort to offset the cost of providing Scouting programs to their child.
The true cost of Scouting is greater than the $24.00 registration fee that goes to the National Organization, greater than the dues that your Pack, Troop, Crew, Team or Post may require, and even greater than the fee charged for a week of camp. The true cost of Scouting provided by your local council for each child is $220.00 annually. This support, in addition to keeping registration fees and camping costs low, ensures that all youth can experience the fun and excitement of the Scouting program.
Family FOS support ensures that quality Scouting can happen by supporting the cost of camp upkeep and expansion, training of adult leaders, advancement record-keeping, professional staff guidance and support, and more! Every family should be given the opportunity to experience an FOS presentation, learn more about the ways in which FOS benefits the program their child enjoys, and consider making a gift dependent on their giving ability.