Why Family Friends of Scouting?
The purpose of the Boy Scouts is simple: build character and integrity of America's youth and prepare them to become responsible adults; adults who are leaders and who participate in society according to the Scout Oath and Law. The Oath and Law are founded on trustworthiness, loyalty, bravery and on the values that put community and family first.
During October through March, each pack, troop, and crew should schedule a "Family" Friends of Scouting presentation. This presentation by a volunteer explains to parents how our council is financed and provides education about our mission, services, facilities and the "true cost" of Scouting. Units should sign-up for their presentation so district volunteers have enough time to plan for presentations.
The annual Friends of Scouting campaign raises approximately 15% of the council's operating budget each year. On average, $175 is needed per youth in our council to provide the programs and services that we have come to expect for one year.
Fall Popcorn Sale
Scouting units can earn enough money through the fall popcorn fundraising sale to fund the rest of their Scouting year! Would you like for your Scouts to attend summer camp, participate in Scouting events, and be recognized for their achievements all at no additional cost? Encourage Scouts to sell popcorn! Need new unit equipment? Sell popcorn! Units can sign up to sell popcorn in 2018 here
Most unit fundraisers max out at 50% profit and raise funds needed to support the unit. Last year, more than 73% of gross retail popcorn sales were returned to support Scouting – benefiting boys, units, districts, and the council. You can be proud to sell Trail’s End popcorn because the products are delicious and the proceeds benefit everyone.