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Friend of Scouting is the annual giving campaign of the Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Through Friends of Scouting (FOS) businesses,   families and individuals develop tomorrow’s leaders by investing in the youth of our community.  The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides a critical portion of the funds needed to deliver the best Scouting programs and activities!

 

 

 

 

Why Invest in Friends of Scouting?

An investment in Friends of Scouting (FOS) is one way you can support your local Scouting programs.  Funds from FOS help provide a variety important resources:  premier camp properties and camping programs, training and program resources for volunteer leaders, website and online resources, staff support, Scout Shop and much more.

An investment in Friends of Scouting is an investment in Scouting’s mission and values.  Through Scouting programs we are able to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges by instilling them with character, confidence, leadership, integrity and the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. 

2017 FOS Campaign Materials for Cub Scout Packs:

2017 FOS Campaign Materials for Boy Scout Troops:

How are Friends of Scouting Investments Put to Work for Youth?

The cost of fun, quality Scouting programs for youth goes well beyond the costs a typical family in Scouting will pay: registration fees, uniforms, summer camp, books, etc.  In the new year, the Samoset Council will spend an average of more than $200 per youth in Scouting.  How do FOS dollars help?

  • FOS helps keep summer camp programs at Camp Tesomas and Akela’s World affordable.
  • Premier camp facilities & programs for year-round use.
  • Thousands of dollars awarded annually for summer camp scholarships.
  • Basic leader training for volunteer leaders provided at no cost.
  • Annual program planning tools and resources for volunteer unit leaders.
  • Friendly staff support at the Samoset Council Service Center.
  • Thousands of dollars awarded annually for summer camp scholarships.
  • Samoset.org website
  • ScoutBook – a new online resources coming for packs and troops in 2017!
  • Provide Liability Insurance and Accident Insurance for registered youth and adults
  • So much more!

Simply put, the Samoset Council and the thousands of volunteers could not deliver the Scouting program for Scouts in our communities without the funds raised through our annual FOS campaign.  Your investment makes a difference!

Thank you for investing in today's youth, tomorrow's leaders!


Don't forget that many companies "match" their employee's donation. To see an initial list of companies known to have this policy, contact the Council office or check with your human resources department for the appropriate paperwork. 

If you are interested in making a long term donation through your Estate Plan, please contact the Samoset Council office at 800-303-2195 for further details.

 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

Samoset Vision: Every youth prepared for tomorrow's challenges.