What is Friends of Scouting (FOS)?

The San Diego-Imperial Council serves over 7,200 youth in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. A budget of over $2.4 million provides the facilities, support materials, programs, activities and leadership for the local Scouting community. The Friends of Scouting Campaign (or annual campaign) focuses on raising a significant portion of this budget. The campaign is planned, directed, and conducted by volunteers. Each volunteer team has a council professional advisor to assist with information, training and supplies to conduct the campaign.

The campaign is broken up into three sub campaigns:

  • Family Campaign - the campaign that gives families who participate in Scouting the opportunity to support. Funds are raised through 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 gives local businesses and community leaders in the zone the opportunity to support Scouting; often times a community campaign has a breakfast or lunch event in the zone where local business and community leaders are invited to support Scouting.
  • Board of Directors and Major Gifts - the campaign includes donations from the Council Board of Directors, their friends and business associates. This campaign includes donations from large to mid-size companies and significant individual gifts often renewed annually.

Thank You for your Support of the Friends of Scouting Campaign!