Friends of Scouting is the annual membership fundraising campaign of the Seneca Waterways Council. Local Scouting and community volunteers who strongly believe in the value of the Scouting program make a financial investment in the future of our youth or in other words to become a Friend of Scouting.
Friends of Scouting contributions account for 8 percent of the Council's annual budget. We rely on contributions through the generosity of families, individuals, businesses and the community to help pay for Scouting’s proven character development programs, camp programs, training, service center operations, professional support, and so much more that goes into delivering the Scouting program to nearly 11,000 youth and over 4,400 trained adult volunteers.
The Cost of Providing Scouting
With year-round programming costing $196 per Scout a year, we need the support from Friends of Scouting to be able to continue to provide these services to the youth we serve, and extend Scouting to even more youth in our local communities.
For more information on how you can support Scouts and become a Friend of Scouting contact us at (585) 244-4210 or make a secure online pledge today.
|2019 Friends of Scouting (FOS) Pledge Form||Make your Friends of Scouting pledge using the FOS pledge brochure today!||Download|
|2019 FOS Family Signup Form||Commit your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship to host your Family Friends of Scouting campaign in support of Scouting in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes area.||Download|
|2019 Platinum Unit Incentive||We are pleased to continue our unit-level incentive program for the 2019 Friends of Scouting campaign. The program is designed to help units take ownership over your unit-level campaign and help grow the overall program.||Download|
|2019 Friends of Exploring (FOE) Pledge Form||Commit your Exploring Post or Club to host your Friends of Exploring family campaign to support Exploring in the Greater Rochester / Finger Lakes area.||Download|
|Bow Tie Method||Current method for units to conduct their Family Friends of Scouting campaign.||Download|
|How Council Serves Our Units||Download|
|Summit Circle - Recurring Giving Fact Sheet||A small recurring monthly pledge, charged to your credit card, can make a tremendous difference in the life of a young person with little impact on you other than a great feeling.||Download|
|Development Director||Patrick Hanrahan||(585) 241-8527|
|Director of Development||Tony Vogl||(585) 241-8556|
|Senior District Executive - Bay Waters||Nicholas Newsom||(585) 241-8530|
|District Executive - Genesee Crossroads District||OPEN||(585) 241-8541|
|District Executive - Lighthouse District||David Cherry||(585) 241-8547|
|Senior District Executive - Mohawk District||Benjamin Burke||(585) 241-8539|
|District Executive - Towpath District||Justin Kuczma||(585) 241-8531|
|District Executive - Turning Point District||Alex Mastromarchi||(585) 241-8568|
|Exploring Executive - East||Bradley Rickman||(585) 241-8542|
|Exploring Executive - West||John Sheible||(585) 241-8558|
|Field Director||Frank Capozzi||(585) 241-8529|
|Field Director||Stuart Schnettler||(585) 241-8560|
|Senior District Executive - Black Creek District||Gary Bogner||(585) 241-8534|
|Senior District Executive - Seneca District||OPEN||(585) 241-8535|