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Friends of Scouting

2009 Friends of Scouting Campaign...
What is Friends of Scouting and why is it so important to contribute to the annual Friends of Scouting Campaign?
Two great questions! Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Golden Spread Council, BSA, which provides the necessary funds to ensure a quality Scouting program for youth. More specifically, by supporting FOS, you help us keep:

  • The cost of our camps affordable
  • Our Service Center and camping facilities in top condition
  • Our promise of a quality Scouting experience to your son and others in Scouting

The Friends of Scouting Campaign is a vital component to the programs and services of the Golden Spread Council. The money raised through Friends of Scouting offsets cost of training leaders, operating camps and our service center, as well as providing other resources to Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts throughout our council.
It cost the Golden Spread Council $150 to provide a quality scouting experience for one boy per year. Parents of Scouts and community members play a vital role in the annual Friends of Scouting campaign by contributing money based on their interest in the program and their ability to give to this important component of the Scouting program.


Please contact Bob Altman at 806-358-6500 to find out how you can contribute to the 2009 Friends of Scouting campaign. 


Help keep scouting strong in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles by participating as a Friend of Scouting. Thank you for your generous support!

Our Money Comes From...
Our Money Comes From...21% Friends of Scouting Campaign
A substantial part of the Council's operating needs are provided by the Friends of Scouting campaign through parents, individuals, businesses and service organizations. 

19% United Way The Council receives support from 9 United Way organizations in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.

28% Camping and Activities An important source of income comes from the Scout Show and many other Scouting activities.

18% Other Income Money is also derived from special grants, foundations, and interest accrued from the Council's Operating and Endowment Fund.

14% Fundraising Events The Council conducts special fundraising activities such as golf tournaments, popcorn sales, and auctions.

Our Money Goes To ...
62% Service to Chartered Partners
A major part of the budget covers organizing and serving units and provides our sponsoring institutions with liability insurance. Also, the Council provides full-time professional service and clerical staff that handles thousands of inquiries for camping, registration, and problem-solving information. The service center maintains Scout advancement records and one of the finest Scout Shops in America. 

19.5% Programs and Camping Scout Show, Basic Leader Training, Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Jamborees, and the special "Youth-at-Risk" Inner-City Camp are just a few of the exciting programs provided by Scouting.

17% Office/Service Center and Maintenance

1.5% National Support - National Charter Fee

For more information contact Bob Altman

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