Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Georgia Carolina Council that helps provide funding for a quality Scouting program in the Central Savannah River Area. This Campaign is supported by local businesses, individual citizens, and the families of Scouts.

The families pay annual membership fees which support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as your local unit. Those funds do NOT support the local council.

While numerous councils have installed annual council membership fees, the Georgia-Carolina Council has strived to keep our funding on a voluntary basis, counting on the generosity in our community to meet our needs.

Your  FOS gift supports a wide variety of things including operations at Robert E. Knox Scout Reservation and Camp Daniel Marshall. These gifts are critical in providing professional staff to support unit, district and council functions, and the upkeep and maintenance of our service center. A strong campaign will also allow us to make improvements at camp, and to provide our Scouts, leaders, and units with quality facilities, and exciting programs.

The council budget is made up of a variety of revenue streams:

FOS 28%
Product Sales (Camp Cards/Popcorn) 19%
United Way 17.50
Camp Revenue 11%
Activity Revenue 10%
Other Sources 14.5%

 

We have endured recent cuts in United Way funding, and with the loss of camp and activity revenue this year and the potential loss of camp card and popcorn sale revenue, Friends of Scouting support has never been more important.

We ask for your support at the level you can comfortably do so. In these uncertain times, like good Scouts we want you and your family to be prepared. If you can support us as well then all of the Scouts and Scouters in the CSRA say Thank You.

Any size gift is meaningful. If you would like to discuss this topic in greater detail please feel free to reach out to your district executive or to Dan Rogers our Council Scout Executive.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Georgia Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America, please contact Dan Rogers at 706-733-5277 or email at dan.rogers@scouting.org.  

You can also donate online through our Facebook page, or our secure council website. 

Position Name Telephone
Scout Executive Daniel Rogers (706) 733-5277 Email