Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is the annual fundraising campaign that provides 25% of the Greater St. Louis Area Council's revenue. This in turn supports the four council camps, four service centers, camperships, accident and liability insurance for scouts and scouters, professional staff support, and so much more.
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.
For more information contact:
- Sue O'Connell| Gravois Trail District Family Friends of Scouting Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help?
Schedule a Presentation
Cub 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
Many 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
When 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 appreciated.
Use Corporate Matching
Many 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 2014 Friend of Scouting and help us guide our youth toward making the right choices.
The camp card is designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer resident camp, high-adventure camp, family camp, and Cub day/evening camps. Units participating in this program earn 50 percent commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell. The program is RISK FREE. Units can simply return any unsold cards by April 30.Popcorn Sale
Units that are financially sound can spend more time and resources on providing a fun and challenging year-round program. The popcorn sale also benefits the council as a whole by helping us serve volunteer leaders and members by providing better programs and camping facilities.
Thank you to Popcorn Chairman Mary Knapp and Vice Chairman Shannon Walker for a successful 2013 Popcorn sale!
- Mary Knapp | Popcorn Chairman | 314-541-2189 | Email
- Shannon Walker | Popcorn Vice Chairman | 314-968-5044 | Email
Unit Money Earning Application
A unit’s money-earning methods should reflect Scouting’s basic values. Please submit this application to your council service center at least two weeks in advance of the proposed date of your money-earning
Unit Money-Earning Application
Writing or re-writing your will? Find out how you can impact the future of Scouting by contacting Joe Gosney.