Friends of Scouting

2014 Friends of Scouting Brochure

The “True” Cost of Scouting

“The Iceberg Analogy”


But there is a whole lot more below the waterline!

For more information on where the funds go, please visit

Volunteer and Staff Training

Training for more than 35,000 volunteer leaders every year.

Insurance Coverage

To protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members, and properties.

Support Staff

For registration, publications, and other program support.

Camp Promotion

For Cub Scout Day Camps, Boy Scouts Camps and High Adventure Bases – 12 in all.

Friendly Camp Rangers

To keep the beautiful camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families.

Camp Equipment

Tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of Council camps.


For leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects, and help in many Scouting roles.

Professional Staff

Work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fund-raising programs, conduct trainings, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for District, camps, and programs.

Administrative Needs

Postage, computers and links to the National BSA Computer System, copy machines, folding machines, and printing shop.

Eight Service Centers

Utilities, insurance, repairs, and remodeling throughout the Council.

Audio-Visual Supplies

Used in training, at camps, and in volunteer meetings.


Mailings to leaders, parents, and youth members.

Council Website

Go online ( to learn more about the Council and its programs.

Reference Publications and Resources

Everything from Program planning kits and Program helps to camping cookbooks.

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