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.

Popcorn Sale 2017

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!  

Online Sale Begins - August 1

Individual Sales Plan Dues - No later than August 11

Initial Orders Due - August 27

Product Distribution - September 13-16

Sale Begins - September 16

Kickoff Blitz - September 16-24

Kickoff Blitz prize distribution to units - October Roundtable

Blitz for online sales October 7 - 15

Blitz prize distribution for online sales -  November Roundtables

Pickup/Return options at Camp Belzer 1-6 pm

  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 17

Sale Ends - October 22

Final popcorn return date - October 24

Final Order Due - October 29

Prize Orders due - October 29

Last day to submit unit transfers - October 29

Sort and Distribution - November 15-18

Cash and Carry

  • November 21
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12

Final Payment - December 1


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Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125

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