What is Friends of Scouting?
What does it mean to be a Friend of Scouting? And why should you consider becoming one? First, the basics: Friends of Scouting is your council’s annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting (or FOS) represents the council’s largest source of income.
In most councils, the Friends of Scouting campaign begins in November and ends in March. During the campaign, a volunteer will visit your pack meeting or troop court of honor to explain the campaign and make an appeal for your support. You’ll be asked to make a tax-deductible pledge to your local council.
The natural next question is: Why should I give money to my local council? Many councils answer this with what’s called “The Iceberg Analogy.”
The Iceberg Analogy
The thinking here is that Scouts and volunteers see only 20 percent of what councils provide to members. There’s a whole lot more beneath the surface. I know this well. When I first became a Boy Scout, I had no idea that council professionals were working behind the scenes to make the Scouting magic happen. I just assumed those silver-looped Scouters were other volunteers. As I’ve met many of these wonderful professionals, I’ve grown to understand their role. They support you, the volunteer, so you have more time to enjoy the life-changing fun of Scouting.
Get Out Here
Wehinahpay Mountain Camp is thankful for the generosity of our donors. We like to give our thanks by offering special events, discounts on rentals, and staffed/all-inclusive retreats for those who support our operation. Whether you're a hunter or hiker or prefer to lounge in the mountain breeze by a warm fire: we have an experience for you and your family to enjoy.