Friends of Scouting
Welcome, Friend of Scouting!
Cascade Pacific Council serves more than 21,000 youth members, providing values-based and character-building programs. Young people in Scouting learn skills, practice peer leadership, and build character and confidence through year-round outdoor experiences.
The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides an opportunity for families and community members to support Scouting.Your support provides many outdoor camping programs, enrichment programs for at-risk youth, and service programs that in turn support the greater community.
The annual estimated cost to provide these opportunities is $200 per youth member. We invite you to consider supporting a year’s worth of adventure for one Scout. Please know that a gift of any level is impactful and appreciated.
Many employers match their employees' donations or recognize their volunteer service hours. Please visit cpcbsa.org/matching, or your human resources department to see if they can double the impact of your gift to Scouting.
Cascade Pacific Council receives income from a number of sources including camping fees (43%), Friends of Scouting (25%), program fees (12%), popcorn and candy sales (5%), special fundraising events (4%), and a variety of other sources (11%).
Costs are primarily associated with compensation of employees who provide services to members (47%), and to other employee costs (14%). Program supplies such as food and equipment for program delivery (15%), costs related to buildings and properties such as electricity, telephones, water, travel, printing, insurance and other costs (24%) are also part of the operating budget.
2018 Friends of Scouting dates:
- Mar 9, 2018: Pacesetter Troop achievement deadline
- Mar 9, 2018: Pacesetter Pack achievement deadline
- Mar 9, 2018: Pacesetter LDS Ward achievement deadline
- May 1, 2018: Pack & Troop Deadline for complimentary rank badges & complementary weekend campsite use through Dec 31
- May 1, 2018: LDS Stake Deadline for complimentary rank badges & complementary weekend campsite use through Dec 31