Contact David Williams
or 618-727-2230 to schedule your unit's presentation.
It’s Friends of Scouting Time!
Scouting is the annual fundraising campaign that provides 25% of the
Greater St Louis Area Council’s revenue. This in turn supports the 4
council camps, 4 service centers, camperships, accident and liability
insurance for scouts and scouters, professional staff support, and so
much more. The council spends $148 per year for each scout enrolled
in the program, and 84% of all revenues are spent on Scouting programs
(the remainder is on fundraising and general expenses). The
not-for-profit standard for fund allocation is that 65% should be spent
on program (source: U.S. National Better Business Bureau Standards for
A successful Friends of Scouting
campaign is essential in order for the Greater St. Louis Area Council to
provide services and programs for tens of thousands of youth each year.
How can you help?
Schedule a Presentation
Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture crews are asked to schedule a
10-minute Family Friends of Scouting campaign presentation during their
Blue & Gold banquet, Court of Honor or other gathering of members
and parents. If your unit has not done so, please contact us as soon as
possible and let us know when you would like your presentation.
Educate your Unit
parents don’t realize that unit dues support national and unit level
activities, but none of the dues money goes to the St Louis Area
Council. Friends of Scouting fills that gap.
Make a Donation
you unit has their presentation, contribute as you see fit. A pledge
of $37 each quarter for one year supports one scout, but any amount is
Use Corporate Matching
companies will match - dollar for dollar - contributions of $25 or more.
Find out if your employer participates in this program, then indicate
this on your pledge card and request a matching gift form from your
employer to initiate the process.
Become a 2011 Friend of Scouting and help us guide our youth toward making the right choices.