Friends of Scouting

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
Position Name Telephone  
Development Director Patrick Hanrahan (585) 241-8527 Email
Director of Development Tony Vogl (585) 241-8556 Email
Senior District Executive - Bay Waters Nicholas Newsom (585) 241-8530 Email
District Executive - Genesee Crossroads District OPEN (585) 241-8541 Email
District Executive - Lighthouse District David Cherry (585) 241-8547 Email
Senior District Executive - Mohawk District Benjamin Burke (585) 241-8539 Email
District Executive - Towpath District Justin Kuczma (585) 241-8531 Email
District Executive - Turning Point District Alex Mastromarchi (585) 241-8568 Email
Exploring Executive - East Bradley Rickman (585) 241-8542 Email
Exploring Executive - West John Sheible (585) 241-8558 Email
Field Director Frank Capozzi (585) 241-8529 Email
Field Director Stuart Schnettler (585) 241-8560 Email
Senior District Executive - Black Creek District Gary Bogner (585) 241-8534 Email
Senior District Executive - Seneca District OPEN (585) 241-8535 Email

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