Friends of Scouting

2017 Friends of Scouting Message Board

Greetings 2017 Friends of Scouting Volunteers! Use the message board to post success stories, challenges and any questions you are encountering during the Family FOS Presentation process. Feel free to chime in with any thoughts/best practices. Let’s Dialogue!  


It’s certainly an exciting time of year with SO MANY Blue and Gold Banquets and Courts of Honor happening. It seems like every day this month Scouts across the Simon Kenton Council are being recognized for many achievements on their “Trail to Eagle.”

Over the past week, as a group, we raised over $22,000 for local Scouting! This is outstanding and is our largest weekly production of the campaign to-date. Well done to all! Council-wide we have raised 29% of our Family Friends of Scouting goal. This is a great spot to be in this early in the year. And, there are still many presentations to happen in the remaining days of February.

One particular bright spot took place in the Delaware District recently. Pack 39 held its Friends of Scouting Presentation and grew in both dollars raised and total number of gifts versus last year. This is a great accomplishment by itself, but is more impressive when you learn the presenter was a newbie! Congrats to first year presenter Corey Schwab and a hat tip to experienced presenter Traci Truax for assisting in Corey’s first presentation. Great teamwork, nice result, and overall good stuff.

Here is your weekly district snapshot. Team Buckeye and Tri-Creek are leading the pack in percentage raised of goal. Ohio Valley, Darby Creek, Licking and Tecumseh Districts are all right there.

Keep it up and lets finish the month strong!

If you have questions/comments please reach out to TJ -SKC Family FOS Chairman- ( or Marshall Long (  

2017 Friends of Scouting Pledge Card 

2017 Family Presentation Video

Considering our impact, it’s easy to understand why this friend request is so important. It takes $150 to support one Scout for a year and we need 100% participation from our Scouting families to help make this happen. What would this do for the Scouting mission? It would mean we could provide better camping facilities, more training and activities, increased Scout scholarships, and many more benefits directly impacting the lives of Scouts.

A gift to our Friends of Scouting campaign helps us provide accident and general liability insurance to our Scouts and leaders, recruitment and training materials, maintenance of our four camp properties and three Service Centers, and the delivery of quality programs at the council and district levels.

To learn more about how your unit can participate in the annual Friends of Scouting campaign, contact your district executive or family Friends of Scouting chair today!

Your support of Scouting will make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people in central and southern Ohio, and northern Kentucky.  We thank you for your support!

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