Unit FOS Incentive 2013  

Family Friends of Scouting Campaign

What is Friends of Scouting?

The “Friends of Scouting” (FOS) campaign is the annual fundraising drive to support Scouting in the Illowa Council. A Friends of Scouting family presentation is an opportunity to educate parents on the resources available to them such as our Service center, Scout shop, Camp Loud Thunder , training courses, etc., and learn how Scouting is funded. Presentations are generally held at highly attended meetings like Blue & Gold banquets and Courts of Honor. These gifts account for 20% of the revenues needed to administer the Scouting program in our 13 county area. It is expected that all Scouting units have a “Friends of Scouting” presentation. Each Scouting family, unit, district, professional Scouter and council board member is asked to do their share by raising funds in our area.


Scouting units are encouraged to have a Friends of Scouting presentation between the months of December-March each year. Units are encouraged to follow-up with all families to extend the opportunity to support our organization.

For more information, you may contact your District Executive, or contact the Scout office at (563) 388-7233.

Community Friends of Scouting Campaign