Friends of Scouting is the annual giving campaign of the National Capital Area Council that helps provide the necessary funds to ensure a quality Scouting program for every youth. Friends of Scouting is the council's largest source of income (18 percent). The campaign is vital to the programs and services of the Council.
More than 89% of the council budget is directed towards program support that impact the quality of every youth's Scouting experience!
It costs $200 to provide one year of quality program for each Scout.
What does a Friends of Scouting investment provide?
Local programs and activities throughout the council territory
Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youths who otherwise could not participate
Scout service center that coordinate Scouting activities and provide customer service to members
Accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members
Professional staff who counsel, guide, and inspire volunteer leadership
Camps and facilities available for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events
Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
Advancement programs where Scouts are recognized for learning and achievement of goals they set
Distribution and development of literature and training-materials
Leadership training for young people who will become future community leaders
To make a donation to Friends of Scouting, please send a check to