Friends of Scouting

  Donate to Friends of Scouting      or download the form for mailing.

Donations made through the above link are applied to the 2019 campaign.
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Friends of Scouting is a critical annual fund-raising campaign that assists the Patriots’ Path Council in offsetting program costs and providing quality service. The true cost of Scouting is much greater that what local dues and camping and event fees cover. All packs, troops and crews are encouraged to participate in the campaign to give families the opportunity to contribute. Schedule your presentation as part of your annual calendar and encourage participation – everything helps to support a strong Scouting program. Yearly registration fees go directly to support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Patriots’ Path Council uses the contributions made through the Friends of Scouting campaign to:

  • Maintain camp properties and a service center
  • Organize new Scouting units and support existing ones
  • Provide professional support and leader training
  • Distribute program resources and regular communications
  • Criminal background checks for adult leaders

Friends of Scouting Thank You Gifts 2019

Everyone who makes a gift of any amount will receive a car window cling.

With a gift between $75 and $499 you will receive a coupon that can be redeemed in the Scout Shop for a Camp Masters’ Carmel 8oz tin or $5.00 off a retail popcorn purchased between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.


Receive this Scout Law new series Patriots’ Path Council shoulder patch with your gift of $164 or more.

 

Receive this Founders’ series shoulder patch with your gift of $328 or more.

With a gift between $500-999 you will receive this Rainbow Pocket  Knife with 3.25″ blade. Pocket knives are one of the most versatile single-tools that you can carry – don’t go on your next camping trip without one!

With a gift between $1000 and $1,909 you will receive this LUCI color-changing party light. This light is waterproof, lightweight and
completely solar.
With a gift of $1910 or more you will receive this BSA axe. Made in the USA, this axe is the perfect companion for your next Scouting adventure. The handle is made of American hickory and is 14” long.  

A huge thank you to our units and families that have supported our 2019 Friends of Scouting campaign. See the Thank You section below for a list of our supporters.

2019 Unit Resources

We appreciate all the unit FOS champions that support Friends of Scouting by organizing a presentation, spreading the word to parents, making the first donation on the presentation night and the follow up necessary to reach your unit’s goal. As a thank you we have a recognition program for units with several levels. Check out the 2019 Recognition Program for Units (coming soon) to see what your unit can earn. Thanks again for supporting Friends of Scouting. It allows us to provide the Scout program which makes a difference in the lives of  the over 15,000 youth in our council.

How will my FOS donations be used?
Patriots’ Path Council Facts
FOS Premium Insert / Matching Gift Info 
Unit Goal Incentives
Blank Pledge Card

2019 Family FOS Resources
For Presenters
Thank you to all our presenters that make the Friends of Scouting campaign successful. Below are some resources for presenters.
Presenter Training Slides (PPTX)
Presentation Script (Full Script)
Presentation Script (Bullet Pt Script)
Audience Participation Signs (PPTX)
Example Presentation Video
FOS Video (YouTube)
Premium Inserts /Matching Gifts Info

 

 

 

 Friends of Scouting Contacts

Douglas Gabel              Council FOS Chair
Ozair Omarzai              Munsee FOS Chair
Linda Hogan                Sussex FOS Chair
Mike Sutherlin              Raritan Valley FOS Chair
Dennis Corbisero          Black River FOS Chair
Joe Allegra                  Watchung Mountain FOS Chair
Steve Minett                Fishawack FOS Chair
Maria Gonzalez-Yosco   Development Executive- Fishawack, Sussex and Black River
Elsie Kohl                    Development Executive- Raritan Valley, Munsee and Watchung Mountain
Art Lobdell                  Council Staff Advisor –
FOS Field Director – Fishawack, Sussex and Black River

                                  Field Director- Raritan Valley, Munsee and Watchung Mountain

Thank You

to our units and families that have supported the 2019  Friends of Scouting campaign. Click on the buttons below to see the list of supporters.

2019 Friends of Scouting Supporting Families as of 02.06.2019
21st Century Fox Abdelaziz Mzili Adam S. Kestin
Adela Keller Adrienne Palmieri-Johnston Afsaneh Thursfield
Alan E. Romano Alan H. Gotliffe Alan W. Bowen
Albert J. Tomaro Alejandro P. Flores Alexander C. Thomas
Allstate Giving Campaign Amin Gangji Amy Dietz
Amy E. Servidio Amy J. Schwartz Andrea L. Cuellar
Andrew B. Garcia Phillips Andrew Carter Andrew J. Iaci
Andrew J. Lipinski Andrew J. Monka Andrew M. Crapser
Andrew N. Fuls Andrew V. Bourey Andrew Zoltan
Ann Marie M. Miller Ann Marie Stecher Ann R. Schaub
Anna M. Stanaback Anthony Picciuti Anthony Santora
Arlene Rodriguez Arthur J. Schmidt Arthur W. Lobdell
Automatic Data Processing Avantika Barve BAE Systems Employee Community Fund, Inc.
Barbara Maderas Barbara Sokira Becky McFarland
Benevity Community Impact Fund Bernard J. Macones Beth Pacifico
Beth T. Miller-Porter Bhavesh Patel Black Pug Software LLC
Boy Scouts of America National Foundation Bradley A. Glick Brenda Del Toro
Brett W. Davis Brian C. Scheidle Brian K. Skyta
Brian P. Shuster Brian S. Burgess Bruce D. Jones
Bruce E. Weigel Bruce M. Crowell Bruce Perri
Bruce Wallace Capital Group Companies Carl W. Andreassen
Carlos Nunes Carol Dadaian Carolyn R. Hanington
Catherine E. Pursell Cecille West Celia S. Iovine
Charles E. Porter Charles R. Smith Charles S. Lichtenwalner
Cheryl A. Whitney Cheryl Macri Chris Hawkswell
Chris Patino Chris R. Harwell Christina M. White
Christine A. Hasselmann Christine DeBang Christine P. Corrigan
Christine Richards Christine V. Baird Christine Vidal
Christopher A. Poulos Christopher C. Obropta Christopher D. Tango
Christopher G. Merring Christopher Lohrmann Christopher Lowry
Christopher P. Godziela Christopher P. Meenan Christy S. Barone
Chun-Hui Chen Cindy M. Van Carpels Colin L. Kahn
Colleen M. Erickson Corey D. Holquist Costco United Way
Cub Scout Pack 207 Curtis C. Villars Curtis R. Haak
Cynthia Haak Cynthia Phillips Dale H. Mertz
Dan L. Taylor Dana E. Eilertson Dana H. Carroll
Dana J. Nelson Daniel Belenets Daniel E. Rauch
Daniel J. Bernier Daniel J. Turano Daniel Stringham
Daniele Basralian Danijela Ivelja-Hill Darius Palia
David A. Franczak David A. Korb David A. Torell
David Bell David E. Manchester David E. Robbins
David E. Setzer David M. Christian David M. Meehan
David Tator Dean J. Paranicas Debra Cirkus
Debra E. Shay Degan Eric Denise L. Panicucci
Denise M. Acocella Denise M. Petrozziello Dennis C. McCarthy
Dennis J. Kohl Dennis L. Ciemniecki Dennis M. Toft
Deryn T. Johnson Diana Rivera Vazquez Donald B. Beach
Donald K. Hummel Donald L. Smith Donald P. Schrope
Donna Fox Douglas G. Witkowski Douglas L. Heim
Douglas N. Gabel Douglas P. Trump Drew Pinelli
Dylan L. Intwala Ed Evanowski Edward A. Forzani
Edward J. White Edward T. Guy Eileen Schicke
Elayne A. Mayes Elio J. Lombardi Elissa Comer
Elizabeth M. Kraft Elsie Kohl Emil J. Meny
Emil S. Rufolo Eric Gerstner Eric Golbek
Eric J. Kinney Erica Brunton Erica L. Rocks
Erik Jacobsen Ernest J. Barbaris Ernesto Soler
Erynn Murray Evelyn M. Fales Fei G. Yang
Fei Huang Filipe S. Agostinho Fintan P. Orsini
Frank A. Johnston Frederic W. Haeussler Frederick C. Mundhenk
Frederick H. Midlige Frederick K. Schoenbrodt Gail Phoebus
Garrick J. Stoldt Gary B. Pascal Gary F. Porter
Gary R. Treubig Gary Taylor Geoffrey W. Zoeller
George F. Sincox George Fusiak George M. Telschow
George P. Castellitto George T. Barnard George W. Shannon
Gerard J. Serpico Give With Liberty Employee Donations Glenn J. Fannick
Glenn J. Kolker Glenn Treier Glenn W. Gerisch
Gordon G. Andrew Gregg F. Forsbrey Gregory Goldstein
Gregory J. DeSalvo Gregory Rak Harold J. Chen
Hattie A. Warren Heather Eckel Helen Munkittrick
Herbert H. Zander Hewlett-Packard Matching Gift Program Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Honeywell International Charity Matching Howard A. Vex Howard S. Irwin
Hugh D. Gordon IBM Employee Services Center Irene L. McShane
Jack O’Gorman Jack S. Demetris Jacqueline O. Kulakowski
James C. Bischoff James F. Cavalieri James G. Drozd
James Gloster James J. Agar James J. Greener
James J. Heck James J. McCabe James M. Cohen
James R. Brown James R. Petty Jana R. Klosowsky
Janet Belock Janette Alexander Janice Lawner
Janice N. Woznicki Jason Crea Jason K. Lukes
Jay Heyman Jeanne S. Doherty Jeffrey A. Bouquio
Jeffrey B. Ginsburg Jeffrey C. Winkler Jeffrey P. Stupski
Jennie A. Asaro Jennifer E. Orlowski Jennifer Solberg
Jerald F. Wirzman Jo Ann Seely Joanne H. Howden
Joel Reyes Johanna Hoecker John A. Bishop
John A. Cosenza John A. Geitner John D. Murray
John E. Seal John E. Susnosky John F. Hogan
John H. Slye John J. Elam John J. Maguire
John J. Scheri John Koneski John M. Burke
John McGoey John Meek John R. Avis
John R. Dew John T. McCullen John T. Sponauer
John W. Kennedy Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Jon A. Fourre
Jonathan Thomas Jonathan Tobias Jorge Guarda
Joris Banning Jose C. Pereira Joseph A. Limone
Joseph Agostino Joseph Basralian Joseph C. Guziewicz
Joseph E. Beasley Joseph F. Allegra Joseph Guido
Joseph J. Bertolotti Joseph S. Pawelczyk Joshua J. Cummis
Joyce Barton Judith A. Carrillo-Advensky Justin J. Footerman
Justin J. Lizza Justyna Novello Karen L. Lodato
Karen Young Karl Weiss Katherine A. Lapus
Katherine G. Bursack Kathleen Edwards-Chase Kathleen L. Lazo-Thompson
Kathleen Ohleth Keith R. Dlugosz Keith W. Talbert
Kelly D. Stryker Kelly M. Wisneski Ken Banic
Ken Detlet Kenneth E. McCartney Kenneth J. DeGraw
Kenneth L. Watkins Kenneth Milcsik Kent L. Stewart
Kevin B. Todd Kevin Mulkerin Khendry Veras
Kim Hopkins Kim Vernon Kimberly A. Ferrara
Kirk Steimel Kityan Tan KMP Management Inc
KPMG Kristin A. Dos Passos-Krieg Larry R. Lane
Laura D’Andrade Laura Ferreira Lawrence G. Morris
Lawrence Jordan Leo D. Redmond Leroy Mitchell
Lillian E. Sidorovich Linda L. Telschow Linda M. Rindos
Lindsay M. Fanning Lisa Ashley Lisa Blackman
Lisa Breen Lisa Nelson Lisa Nunes
Lisa Vintzel Lorraine U. Teisch Lou Hebert
Lucia Quinn Luigi B. Sarracino Luke J. Hodges
Lynn M. Kral Macy’s Foundation Maggie Atkins
Mahesh Iyer Manju Ravula Manuel S. Coelho
Marc L. Mizrachy Marc R. Durante Marcy Dean
Margaret G. Hajjar Maria Gonzalez-Yosco Maria Jacobs
Marie Mosca Mark A. Spaldo Mark E. Jurewicz
Mark M. Tallmadge Mark T. Pasko Mark V. McArthur
Mark W. Fabian Markus E. Etter Marlene P. Lupo
Martin T. Foy Mary Ann Simonenko Mary Beth Forte
Mary Commerton Mary L. Speckhart Mary Ruth Lareau
Mary Stawicki Mary Sue Suber-Hughes Matthew Davis
Matthew Laroche Matthew T. Murello Melanio J. Nistal
Merck Partnership for Giving Meredith Pooler Micah A. Adair
Michael A. Skalski Michael Campanile Michael Cincotta
Michael D. Poling Michael E. Sass Michael G. Abramson
Michael Gsell Michael H. Doherty Michael J. Linenberg
Michael J. Loughman Michael J. Monroe Michael J. Trofinoff
Michael Klem Michael Merritt Michele Di Sanza
Michele Domash Chotai Michelle S. Aguirre Michiel P. Meulenberg
Mike W. Lang Monique Prizgar Morris Family Chiropractic Center
Murali Balasubramanian Muying E. Wu Nancy A. Price
Nancy Scott Nancy Vaidya Natalie Whalen
Nathalie S. Brogan Nathan R. Umbriac Nelson A. Carhart
Nelson Schaenen New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign Newton B. White
Nicholas R. Sidorovich Pam Cartaya Patricia A. Lucas
Patricia Devita Patricia Marquez Patricia O’Brien
Patrick D. Dillon Patrick W. Gilligan Paul Hughes
Paul Wright Paula W. Elejalde Pedro Figueroa
Pete J. Crefeld Peter J. Zarras Peter Lin
Peter N. Larsen Peter Roby Peter T. Katzenbach
Peter W. Frees Peter W. Sachs Polly Peters
Pradeep Polavarapu Ray A. Greenidge Raymond J. Tringali
Ricci O. Granberg Richard Cowper Richard D. Wellbrock
Richard J. Peterson Richard L. Weber Richard M. Afflitto
Richard M. Kurland Richard S. Hamilton Richard S. Mager
Richard S. Sayah Richard V. Locke Richard W. York
Robert C. Maier Robert C. Rooke Robert D. Smith
Robert Disko Robert E. Davidson Robert E. West
Robert Engle Robert J. Corcoran Robert J. McGuirk
Robert M. Whitehead Robert Mielarczyk Robert S. Nelson
Roger Turbin Ronald Quade Ronald Rogers
Rosetta Ditomasso Roy P. Bahrenburg Rupert N. Ruefenacht
Russell D. Hill Russell F. Somma Russell T. Jenkins
Ryan McInerney Sai K. Nadella Sanofi Foundation for North America
Sarah DeTraglia Sasha A. Wolf Scott B. McBride
Scott D. Nelson Scott D. Thomson Scott P. Smith
Scott R. Berger Scott T. Anderson Scott U. Adams
Scott W. McCabe Shaun P. Mickus Sheila  M. Dwyer
Shelley L. Cincotta Shereen Sayre Sherryl McBride
State Farm Companies Foundation – Volunteer Grant Stephen C. Jennings Stephen J. Blancuzzi
Stephen J. Lombardo Stephen M. Eck Stephen Minett
Steve Minett Steven Decker Steven F. Davis
Steven Gregov Steven J. Rotolo Steven Margosian
Steven P. McCabe Steven Wetzel Stuart Beck
Susan Benson Susan D. Miller Susan Mayer
Susan P. Carter Susan P. Macarios Susan Reilly
Susie Hung Swarna Chatterjee Tammy L. Case
Tammy L. Rapp Da Rocha Teresa Collins Teriko Suzuki
Theodore J. Krisanda Theresa Kerekgyarto Thomas A. Pepe
Thomas C. Stoddard Thomas E. Andrea Thomas J. Allen
Thomas M. Beversluis Thomas P. Giblin Thomas Plunkett
Thomas R. Keays Thomas T. MacEwen Thomas W. Whittle
Timothy F. Rutka Timothy Grubb Timothy Harrison
Timothy J. O’Brien Timothy L. Gelsinger Timothy P. Farrell
Timothy P. Sullivan T-Mobile Usa, Inc. Todd Shepherd
Tommy Cashin Tony Kwiatkowski Tony P. Cretella
Tracy R. Yocum Trevor H. McCarthy Troy Marshall
Union County American Legion UnitedHealth Group Employee Giving Campaign UPS
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund Venkat J. Malla Vicki A. Andersen
Victor T. Rossman Victoria Spataro Vijeta Kambhampati
Vincent S. Maddi Virginia McVeigh Vito Christiano
Walter Fischetti Walter Moeller Warren Hanscom
Wayne T. Neyman WFM Contracting WFM Contracting
Will C. Adams William E. Simon Foundation William E. Stusnick
William F. Markert William G. Lawson William G. Reilly
William H. Spellman William Sumba Ying Chen

2019 Friends of Scouting Supporting Units - as of 02.06.2019
District Unit Unit # District Unit Unit #
Black River Crew 50 Munsee Troop 68
Black River Crew 156 Munsee Troop 73
Black River Pack 31 Munsee Troop 75
Black River Pack 45 Munsee Troop 80
Black River Pack 47 Munsee Troop 83
Black River Pack 49 Munsee Troop 145
Black River Pack 50 Munsee Troop 523
Black River Pack 53 Raritan Valley Pack 12
Black River Pack 62 Raritan Valley Pack 15
Black River Pack 99 Raritan Valley Pack 64
Black River Pack 111 Raritan Valley Pack 66
Black River Pack 133 Raritan Valley Pack 67
Black River Pack 136 Raritan Valley Pack 69
Black River Pack 147 Raritan Valley Pack 80
Black River Pack 150 Raritan Valley Pack 89
Black River Pack 156 Raritan Valley Pack 94
Black River Pack 159 Raritan Valley Pack 96
Black River Pack 163 Raritan Valley Pack 99
Black River Pack 165 Raritan Valley Pack 100
Black River Pack 316 Raritan Valley Pack 113
Black River Pack 451 Raritan Valley Pack 129
Black River Pack 747 Raritan Valley Pack 154
Black River Pack 1749 Raritan Valley Pack 185
Black River Pack 54LC Raritan Valley Pack 186
Black River Troop 36 Raritan Valley Pack 189
Black River Troop 49 Raritan Valley Pack 193
Black River Troop 50 Raritan Valley Pack 315
Black River Troop 53 Raritan Valley Pack 318
Black River Troop 64 Raritan Valley Pack 1776
Black River Troop 67 Raritan Valley Troop 5
Black River Troop 109 Raritan Valley Troop 12
Black River Troop 113 Raritan Valley Troop 17
Black River Troop 139 Raritan Valley Troop 42
Black River Troop 156 Raritan Valley Troop 44
Black River Troop 159 Raritan Valley Troop 46
Black River Troop 160 Raritan Valley Troop 66
Black River Troop 163 Raritan Valley Troop 83
Black River Troop 188 Raritan Valley Troop 84
Black River Troop 236 Raritan Valley Troop 88
Black River Troop 312 Raritan Valley Troop 89
Black River Troop 390 Raritan Valley Troop 90
Black River Troop 436 Raritan Valley Troop 100
Black River Troop 555 Raritan Valley Troop 110
Black River Troop 54LC Raritan Valley Troop 124
Fishawack Crew 8 Raritan Valley Troop 125
Fishawack Crew 28 Raritan Valley Troop 129
Fishawack Crew 173 Raritan Valley Troop 185
Fishawack Pack 5 Raritan Valley Troop 186
Fishawack Pack 6 Raritan Valley Troop 193
Fishawack Pack 8 Raritan Valley Troop 489
Fishawack Pack 10 Raritan Valley Troop 154(P)
Fishawack Pack 20 Sussex Crew 276
Fishawack Pack 24 Sussex Pack 85
Fishawack Pack 34 Sussex Pack 88
Fishawack Pack 40 Sussex Pack 90
Fishawack Pack 68 Sussex Pack 96
Fishawack Pack 101 Sussex Pack 150
Fishawack Pack 124 Sussex Pack 180
Fishawack Pack 125 Sussex Pack 183
Fishawack Pack 142 Sussex Pack 276
Fishawack Pack 143 Sussex Troop 82
Fishawack Pack 144 Sussex Troop 85
Fishawack Pack 177 Sussex Troop 88
Fishawack Pack 179 Sussex Troop 90
Fishawack Pack 201 Sussex Troop 91
Fishawack Pack 215 Sussex Troop 92
Fishawack Pack 226 Sussex Troop 95
Fishawack Pack 228 Sussex Troop 96
Fishawack Pack 233 Sussex Troop 150
Fishawack Pack 277 Sussex Troop 151
Fishawack Pack 513 Sussex Troop 180
Fishawack Troop 8 Sussex Troop 187
Fishawack Troop 18 Sussex Troop 191
Fishawack Troop 25 Sussex Troop 276
Fishawack Troop 28 Sussex Troop 283
Fishawack Troop 39 Sussex Troop 404
Fishawack Troop 41 Sussex Troop 1150*
Fishawack Troop 74 Watchung Mountain Pack 4
Fishawack Troop 79 Watchung Mountain Pack 32
Fishawack Troop 144 Watchung Mountain Pack 34
Fishawack Troop 155 Watchung Mountain Pack 135
Fishawack Troop 173 Watchung Mountain Pack 177
Fishawack Troop 228 Watchung Mountain Pack 182
Fishawack Troop 277 Watchung Mountain Pack 277
Munsee Pack 23 Watchung Mountain Pack 301
Munsee Pack 26 Watchung Mountain Pack 360
Munsee Pack 47 Watchung Mountain Pack 368
Munsee Pack 56 Watchung Mountain Troop 1
Munsee Pack 73 Watchung Mountain Troop 32
Munsee Pack 75 Watchung Mountain Troop 56
Munsee Pack 83 Watchung Mountain Troop 63
Munsee Pack 88 Watchung Mountain Troop 67
Munsee Pack 103 Watchung Mountain Troop 68
Munsee Pack 145 Watchung Mountain Troop 72
Munsee Pack 148 Watchung Mountain Troop 73
Munsee Pack 163 Watchung Mountain Troop 104
Munsee Troop 23 Watchung Mountain Troop 228
Munsee Troop 63 Watchung Mountain Troop 235
Watchung Mountain Troop 273
Watchung Mountain Troop 368

Other Programs to Support Scouting

Amazonsmile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Boy Scouts Of America, Patriots’ Path Council.
Bookmark this link and support us every time you shop!

Investors Bank

Investors Bank offers a program called Care2Share. The program essentially aggregates Investors Bank account balances for individuals and families desiring to be affiliated with the council. Learn more.

Special Events

Planned Giving

There are an increasing number of Scouts and those touched by Scouting in their lives who are now benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities and other plans. Gift models can provide tax benefits and even income. Thank you for taking the time to explore the benefits of gift planning.

James E. West Fellowshipjames west fellowship award

The fellowship recognizes gifts to a local council, designated by the donor to the council endowment fund.

Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Bronze ($1,000) Silver ($5,000), Gold ($10,000), and Diamond ($15,000) member levels.

Major Gifts and Scouting

Annual gifts, product sales, and special events are important, but they only sustain a council’s current needs. For major growth, Scouting needs major gifts. They are critical to Scouting’s future, whether current or deferred, general or specific; for local, national, or international use; and for operating, capital, or endowment. We believe that major gifts, those of $25,000 and more, are worthy of recognition at a national level. Click to read more.

Lifetime Investor Recognition

Scouting now recognizes the long-term, cumulative giving of some of its most loyal donors. Lifetime Investor Awards are available above $500,000.  To qualify, a donor will have made historical qualifying gifts or made a current gift of either $100,000 (outright or pledged over five years) and an additional deferred gift commitment of $500,000.

For more information, contact the BSA Foundation at (972) 580-2219 or online at [email protected]