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Friends of Scouting
Annual Giving Campaign

What is Friends of Scouting?

Did you know: The $72 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 to help pay for supplies, advancements, and other activities. The Friends of Scouting campaign supports our Council to create great programs and maintain our camps. All funds raised in this effort stay in our local Council!

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. The FOS campaign provides 22% 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.

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

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

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

Donate to the Family FOS Campaign

Thank you for supporting Scouting in the Greater St. Louis Region!

To support the Friends of Scouting campaign for a particular Scout Pack, Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on the link for your unit's district below.
(Don't know what district you are in? Click here to view our district map!)

Step 2: Choose the unit whose campaign you wish to support.

Step 3: Donate!

Supporters can also download and mail in a pledge card.

Districts

  • Metro St. Louis
    • Boone Trails  - St. Charles, Lincoln, & Warren Counties
    • Gravois Trail - South St. Louis County
    • Keystone - St. Louis City
    • New Horizons  - West St. Louis County & Webster Groves, Kirkwood, & Brentwood
    • North Star - North St. Louis County
    • Osage - Franklin & Crawford Counties
    • Pathfinder - Mid St. Louis County, including school districts of Pattonville, Ritenour, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Clayton, Ladue, & University City
    • River Trails - Jefferson County
  • Metro East
    • Black Gold - Fayette, Marion, Clay, Wayne, Jefferson, Washington, and eastern Clinton counties
    • Cahokia Mounds - Southern Madison County & Bond County
    • Illini - East. St Louis
    • KaskaskiaMonroe, Randolph Counties, and southern St. Clair County including Millstadt, Smithton & Freeburg
    • Piasa Bird Northern Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene, & Calhoun counties
    • Soaring Eagle (Formerly St. Clair District) - St. Clair County (except for East St. Louis, Millstadt, Smithton, & Freeburg) and western Clinton county
  • Central Illinois
    • Arrowhead - Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, and part of Christian counties
    • Redhawk - Coles, Edgar, Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, and Crawford Counties
  • Southern Illinois
    • Big Muddy - Perry, Jackson, Union, Johnson, Alexander, & Pulaski counties
    • Egyptian - Franklin, Hamilton, Williamson, and Saline counties
  • Southeast Missouri
    • Cherokee - Eastern Stoddard, southern Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemscot, and Dunklin counties
    • Ozark Trailblazers - Washington, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, northern Reynolds, Iron, and Madison counties
    • Shawnee - Perry, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, & northern Scott counties
    • Sioux - Southern Reynolds, Wayne, Carter, Ripley, and Butler counties

Donate to the Community FOS Campaign

What is the Community Friends of Scouting Campaign?

The Community FOS campaign gives businesses or individuals not currently connected to a Scouting unit the opportunity to donate to Scouting. These donations help the Greater St. Louis Area council to continue to provide top-tier programming for our Scouts and families.

Click here to donate to the Community FOS Campaign.

Supporters can also download and mail in a pledge card.

Schedule Your Family FOS Presentation

Are you a Pack, Troop, or Crew Leader? Schedule your Friends of Scouting presentation today!

Fillable PDF
Online Form

Community Partner Spotlight

The Greater St. Louis Area Council is very fortunate to receive support from many local corporations and organizations. Their partnerships help us keep the vital mission of Scouting going strong in our region.

Learn more about just a few of these organizations here.

And thank you to our Merit Badge Sponsors.

Friends of Scouting Campaign Resources

More than 35,000 youth benefit from the positive impact of Scouting in the Greater St. Louis Area Council.