The San Diego Imperial Council serves nearly 28,000 youth in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. A budget
of over $4 million is needed to provide the facilities, support materials, programs, activities and
leadership for our community.
The annual FOS Campaign focues on raising a significant portion of this budget through three sub
Family Campaign - the campaign that focuses on raising money from families who participate in Scouting
through their local unit. 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.
Community Campaign - the campaign that focuses on raising money from local businesses and community
leaders in the district; often times a community campaign has a breakfast or lunch event in the district
with local businesses present supporting scouting.
LDS Campaign - the campaign that focuses on raising money from the local Church of The Later Day Saints;
each stake directs their local wards in running an independent FOS campaign.
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 Family, Community, LDS chair, and presenters is in December and January
The official FOS campaigns begin in January and ends in April
All presentations are made using materials prepared by the Council