What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Cradle of Liberty Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to thousands of youth in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties.
Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to operate the Cradle of Liberty Council's Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities are the "outdoor classrooms" in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Cradle of Liberty Council spends approximately $250 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.
I already paid my child's registration and his unit collects annual dues. Haven't I already supported Scouting?
Your child's registration fee goes directly to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America. If your child's Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for trips and other activities. None of that money helps the Cradle of Liberty Council pay for:
- Maintaining and staffing the council's camping properties
- Training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
- Providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Campouts, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Adventure Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Youth Leadership Training, Venturing Activities
- Printing informational and training materials and updating this website, to try and better inform you about upcoming Scouting events and programs.
We need your support!
This form is to be completed by unit Friends of Scouting coordinators, unit committee chairs or unit leaders only. Please select a meeting well-attended by families in your unit, preferably in the months of January, February or March. Please publicize the meeting so families know about the Friends of Scouting program. If you have questions, please contact your district Family Friends of Scouting chair or district professional.