Dear Friend of Scouting,
Why should I support Friends of Scouting?
The answers to this question is very simple. The Friends of Scouting Campaign is the lifeblood of Scouting’s fundraising efforts. Each year parents, volunteers, Scouting alumni, friends and business patrons donate time, energy and financial resources to this much needed yearly campaign. Friends of Scouting is the largest source of income for the council at over 36%. Annual Giving provides the budgetary support for numerous improvements to our properties, expansion of Scouting programs into new markets and increases the chance that every young person in our community will benefit from the impact of Scouting.
Growing up has never been easy. Each generation faces its own concerns and pressures. For the past 107 years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided young people with experiences that prepare them to meet challenges and conquer them. Character, self-reliance, responsibility and leadership – Scouting provides activities that are in sync with the interests of today’s youth, but instill these timeless values. Scouting is the guiding light that leads to responsibility and success in life for more than 10,000 Scouts with diverse backgrounds, in the Longs Peak Council.
Friends of Scouting is the annual fundraising campaign to raise the operating funds necessary to provide a quality Scouting program in our council. This campaign is divided into two separate efforts: The Family Friends of Scouting, which solicits contributions from the Scouting families and the Community Friends of Scouting (Distinguished Citizen or leadership speaker events), which seeks contributions from business and community leaders as well as Council Board members.
Every year there is a need for financial support to existing programs, developing programs, and to ensure Council camp properties remain as well maintained as possible to provide quality outdoor programs to our youth.
This is the essence of the Family Friends of Scouting campaign in raising money to help the Longs Peak Council defray the actual cost of delivering and running the Scouting program. Special events and fundraisers pay only a portion of the cost. Only through your support can we keep the Scouting light burning brightly into the future. Why should you support Scouting? Because your gift to the Family Friends of Scouting campaign really does keep the light burning. Help us guide the youth of this generation as they grow to become the leaders of the next.
It costs our council $280 to fund one Scout for one year in our program.
If you have any questions regarding Family Friends of Scouting, please contact Michael Turner, at 970-584-2219 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the 2017-FOS-Brochure
Does your employer participate in Matching Gifts?
Many local businesses will match employee donations or provide grants for volunteer hours. Here is a list of some matching contributors. Contact your employer’s H.R. department to see if you can double your donation!
CEO / Scout Executive
Longs Peak Council
Council Friends of Scouting Chairman
Longs Peak Council