Friends of Scouting

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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

2021 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 2021 Recognition Program for Units to see what your unit can earn. Thanks again for supporting FOS. It allows us to provide the Scout program which makes a difference in the lives of the over 11,000 youth in our council.
Letter to Families
Patriots’ Path Council Facts
Unit Goal Incentives
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2021 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.
2021 Virtual Script 1.28.21
FOS Video (YouTube)

 Friends of Scouting Contacts

Bill Sherman             Council IXS/FOS chair
Sage Lichtenwalner  Munsee IXS/FOS Chair
Linda Hogan             Sussex IXS/FOS Chair
Doug Dzwonczyk      Raritan Valley IXS/FOS Chair
Joe Allegra               Watchung Mountain IXS/FOS Chair
Dave Curtis              Black River IXS/FOS Chair
Rich Peterson           Dev Exec-Fishawack, Sussex, and Black River
Jeff Miller                  Dev Exec-Raritan Valley, Munsee, and Watchung Mountain
Rich Peterson           Council Staff Advisor

Other Programs to Support Scouting

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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]

PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (PPC, INC TAX ID 22-3661431)