Friends of Scouting

F.O.S. Three little letters. One big impact.

Friends of Scouting is the Pacific Skyline Council’s annual fundraising campaign that helps support quality programs for youth on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Cutter platform tents
Your unit can earn two free nights of camping!
We spend $250/Scout/year to provide Scouting programs to your sons and daughters.

Your generous donation makes these programs possible:

  • 8,000 youth enjoying Scouting
  • 3,000 youth attending camps
  • 900 economically disadvantaged youth enjoying Scouting in the Council-funded ScoutReach program
  • 300 Scouts receiving camp scholarships
  • 2,500 adult and youth volunteers trained to be Scout leaders
  • $330,000 invested in 3 camp properties in the last two years
  • 2 Scout shops and service centers
  • Professional staff managing all Scout programs
  • Day Camp, Cub-ONs, Merit Badge Midways, Scouts BSA Summer Camp and many other programs
About half of Pacific Skyline Council’s annual budget is raised through Community donations: families, businesses, and special events.

Friends of Scouting accounts for 50% of the donations needed to operate the Scouting programs. The council:

  • Raises 100% of its funds locally
  • Receives no National Boy Scout funding
  • Uses ALL of the dollars raised to support local youth
  • Spends $250 per youth each Scouting year
FOS Revenue Expenses pie chart