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Friends Of Scouting

Click here to make a tax deductible online donation to

Friends of Scouting.


Over 10,000 youth are on the Scouting trail with high quality programs in our 37 communities. With your support through Friends of Scouting, we provide fun, challenging programs for Scouts of every age. To support our mission, our Board of Directors sets an annual operating budget of $3.4 million. 83 cents of every dollar raised is invested in direct programs and services for our Scouts. The budget works out to about $360 per family.


Friends of Scouting provides you the opportunity to significantly help offset the cost of the programs and services provided locally with a tax deductible contribution. The Connecticut Yankee Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that relies on local contributions. Your employer may match support for Scouting. Contact your human resources department to have your gift matched.


Click play below to view the Friends Of Scouting video

about how your gift makes a difference!

Download the Friends of Scouting video: .zip file


View the 2018 Pledge card here.












Everything you need to run a successful FOS presentation


Instructions for the Presenter

Free Rank Advancement Incentive

The Bowtie Method

Overcoming Objections to making a Unit Presentation

The True Cost of Scouting

What the Council Does

Sample Emails to Families and Units

Unit Presenter Introduction

Script for use with FOS video

Script for use without FOS video

Enrollment Transmittal Form

Unit Info slip

Amazon Slip Sheet

Match My Gift Insert

Return Envelope Report


These are all the printed materials in the presentation packet.  For additional materials (patches, pledge cards, pens and ribbons) please contact christina.morrell@scouting.org, your District Executive, or Sr. Development Executive, Elsie Hemmings - elsie.hemmings@scouting.org 973-919-0410 cell.