Friends of Scouting 2018 - HEROES START HERE

What is Friends of Scouting?

More than 32,000 youth supported by more than 8,000 adult volunteers participated in Scouting programs in central Indiana last year. Financial support is crucial to provide the facilities, materials, programs, training, activities and Scouting leadership for Crossroads of America Council.

The Friends of Scouting (FOS) annual giving campaign raises a significant portion of the council's budget from the families of youth who participate in Scouting. You help make all the difference!

How does it work?

The Friends of Scouting (FOS) annual giving campaign is planned, directed and conducted by volunteers - and its success depends of them! Each volunteer team has a professional advisor (usually a district executive) to assist with communication, training and supplies.

The campaign kicks off during the Governor's Luncheon for Scouting in December and wraps up by March. Each presented with receive council prepared materials to make a successful 10 minute presentation.

Instant recognition for all gifts and pledges is done at a pack or troop meeting for any giving level. The presenter will be responsible for following up with the unit FOS chairman to contact the families that were not at the presentation. They will collect the pledge cards and the contributions and deliver them to the district executive or local council service center.

What are my resources?


FS18 Family Sign Up Form

FS18 FOS Presenter Position Description

FS18 Unit Coordinator Position Description

FS18 Unit Introduction Script

FS18 Presentation Script

FS18 Follow Up Script







Jean Manka
Family FOS Staff Advisor
(317) 813-7128

7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125

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