Financial Aid


Local councils are funded through a Friends of Scouting campaign, the United Way, endowment fund income, product sales, project sales, foundations, special events, capital campaigns, and bequests. Local councils use Scouting dollars to provide professional field service, volunteer training, councilwide activities, outdoor facilities, and a council service center.

The Friends of Scouting Campaign is the primary way Scouting is funded in local communities. Each year dedicated district volunteers, community leaders,  and Scouting professionals raise money through Friends of Scouting to support Scouting.