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Friends of Scouting

What is Friends of Scouting (FOS)?

FOS Brochure

The Central Florida Council serves over 23,000 youth members in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Lake and Flagler Counties. A budget of over $6 million is needed to provide the facilities, support materials, programs, activities and professional leadership for our community.

The annual FOS Campaign focuses on raising a significant portion of this budget through families who participate in Scouting. Funds are raised by coordinated presentations made by volunteers to families of Scouts at a special unit event such as a Blue & Gold Banquet or Court of Honor.

Campaign Overview

The annual campaign is planned, directed and conducted by volunteers. There is virtually no other volunteer-run fund raising campaign of this magnitude in the United States! Each volunteer team has a professional advisor (usually a District Executive) to assist with information, training and supplies.

• Training for FOS Presenters is held in the service areas in November / early December

• The campaign begins in November and ends in May

• All presentations are made using materials prepared by the Council

• Recognition is given for all levels of pledges

• Unit leader secures pledges from families absent from the presentation

Click here to register for your unit’s FOS presentation.

Click here to make a pledge.

Helpful Tools for District FOS Chairs, Zone Chairs, & Presenters:

Thank you for your support of Scouting!