The Friends of Scouting (FOS) is a fundraising campaign to help the council meet the needs of ongoing scouting operations
FOS covers 30 of our operating costs
In short it helps us support Scouting!
5 The Importance of FOS and what it helps pay for!
Accident Insurance (Youth Adult)
Adult/Youth Training Materials
Unit Fall Packets
Flyers and Manuals
Trained Professional Staff
Scout Summer Camps
Cub Day Family Camps
6 2009 Operating Budget
2.891 Million for the Scouting program
Friends of Scouting 30 (895000)
460000 Family Campaign
330000 Patron Dinner
77000 Community Campaign
9000 Matching Gifts
80000 Direct Mail
7 Income Expenses 8 Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council
Serving over 21000 Youth in Contra Costa Solano Napa Lake and Northern Alameda counties
Council budget is 2.891 million
Friends of Scouting is 895000 after adjustments
Average Cost of Scouting per Youth is approximately 175
9 The FOS Pledge Card 10 The Pledge Card
Support one or more Scouts with a check or Credit Card gift of 175 or more
Pledges of 25 or more can be taken and reminders mailed
Return your card now WITH your response
Do not take the card home or keep it. Please return your card tonight!
11 Donation Information
A donation of 500 or more gets an invitation to the 7 April Patron Dinner!
Your dollar can go the extra mile!
Does your company offer matching donations Check with your Companys Human Resource Representative and have them match your gift!
Any amount helps! Please return your card tonight!
12 Things to Remember
The Council will send you a receipt
Donations are tax deductible
Keep the right side of the card as your mini-receipt
Any size donation helps the Program
You dont have to pay now you can elect to be billed at a later date
Check Cash and Credit Cards are accepted
13 Questions THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
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