Friends of Scouting
What is Friends of Scouting (FOS)?
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.
Exciting New benefit for units: Every unit that reaches or exceeds its goal (a little higher than last year’s pledges), and has pledges paid at or above the goal amount by June 30, 2017, will receive 10% of the collected amount into their Unit Account! This is the first time ever that a portion of the FOS funding raised will stay will the unit.
This is another reason to schedule your best and earliest meeting date. It will give everyone a chance to pay his or her pledges before 6/30. The more your unit collects, the more your unit gets to keep!