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Friends of Scouting

fosDid you know: The $24 annual Scouting registration fee goes directly to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If a Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for supplies, advancements and other activities. None of that money goes to help the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. The FOS campaign provides 23% of the Council budget every year. That means nearly a quarter of every dollar in the council budget comes from the generosity of Scouting families, alumni and community supporters. Without this funding, our council could not provide the resources necessary to provide a quality, adventure-filled scouting program.

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Your generous tax-deductible gift to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, which provides direct funding for Scouting’s life-changing programs that program fees alone do not cover, is a statement about your belief in Scouting and helping young people grow into successful adults.

Please help keep Scouting strong in our area by contributing to the 2015 Friends of Scouting campaign.

Find out more about the Greater St. Louis Area Council and how Scouting is funded in our annual report.

More than 30,000 youth benefit from the positive impact of Scouting in the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

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Click the image for the 2015 Friends of Scouting brochure.

*Supporters can also download and mail in a pledge card.



Learn about the BSA Foundation’s major gift opportunities at