Friends of Scouting

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Friends of Scouting, Bay-Lakes Council’s annual giving campaign, helps ensure high quality Scouting programs for every youth. Accounting for 17% of our funding each year, the campaign is vital to our Council’s success.

The True Cost of Scouting

Did you know:

  • It costs $225 to provide one year of quality programs for each Scout.
  • More than 86% of the Council budget goes toward program support that impacts the quality of every youth’s Scouting experience.

An investment in Friends of Scouting investment helps to fund:

  • Local programs and activities throughout the Council territory
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youth who could otherwise not participate
  • The Center for Scouting, which coordinates Scouting activities and provides customer service
  • Accident and liability insurance to protect youth and adult members
  • Professional staff who counsel, guide and inspire volunteer leadership
  • Camps and facilities for year-round camping and outdoor events
  • Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
  • Advancement programs that recognize Scouts meeting the learning and achievement goals they set
  • Development and distribution literature and training materials
  • Leadership training for youth who will become future community leaders
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Goal Status

2% of 2019 Goal Achieved


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