Friends of Scouting
The Friends of Scouting campaign (also known as “FOS”) is a significant source of income for the Mountaineer Area Council’s annual operations.
The campaign typically begins in December and ends in June. During the campaign, a volunteer visits pack meetings or troop courts of honor to explain the campaign and make an appeal for support. The tax-deductible pledges and donations help the Mountaineer Area Council.
But where does that money go?
A good way to visualize is by using “The Iceberg Analogy.”
Most Scouting volunteers and parents are familiar with about 20% of what the Council provides to members. There’s a whole lot more beneath the surface. Mountaineer Area Council provides volunteer and staff training, insurance coverage, support staff, camps, equipment, recognitions for leaders, administrative needs, AV supplies, a council website, scholarships, and so much more.
Thank you for the investment in Scouting by donating through Friends of Scouting!