Annual Giving (FOS)

The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides Scouters, parents, alumni, businesses, and community members with an opportunity to support the programs and facilities of the Cradle of Liberty Council.


The true cost of Scouting is much greater than what local dues or event and camping fees cover. Yearly registration fees directly support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and help provide program development and research, literature and other resources. The Friends of Scouting Campaign gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to contribute to the Cradle of Liberty Council at a level of their own choosing according to their interest and ability to give.

Donate | Schedule a Unit Presentation | Family Recognition Program | Campaign Resources

Thank you for your continued support!

Your Friends of Scouting Contribution Helps To:

  • Keep camp and activity fees affordable for all families
  • Offer support and training for thousands of volunteer leaders who make the program possible
  • Provide camp scholarships for youth needing assistance
  • Make Scouting possible for thousands of at-risk youth
  • Give a safe and fun experience with insurance for Scouting activities
  • Ensure a trained and dedicated professional staff
  • Maintain camp properties

Friends of Scouting Campaign Family Recognition Program

First-time Liberty Society (recurring monthly giving) members receive this patch.


Families that make a gift of any amount will receive a car magnet.


Friends Of Scouting Campaign Resources

For Presenters:

Schedule Your Unit’s 2017 Friends of Scouting Presentation

This form is to be completed by unit Friends of Scouting coordinators, unit committee chairs or unit leaders only. Please select a meeting well-attended by families in your unit, preferably in the months of January, February, March, or April. Please publicize the meeting so families know about the Friends of Scouting program. If you have questions, please contact your district Family Friends of Scouting chair or district professional.


Units that hold their presentation by April 30 and achieve their goal will receive a $50 credit in their unit account for use at the Scout Shop or for district/council events or summer camp. Additionally, unit achievers will be recognized in the council newsletter and on the council website.

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