Friends of Scouting

Welcome, Friend of Scouting!

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Cascade Pacific Council serves more than 20,000 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.


Council Finances

Cascade Pacific Council receives income from a number of sources including camping fees (39%), Friends of Scouting (21%), investments (17%), program fees (7%), popcorn and candy sales (5%), special fundraising events (3%), and a variety of other sources (8%).

Costs are primarily associated with compensation for employees who provide services to members (46%), and to other employee costs (12%). Program supplies such as food and equipment for program delivery (14%), costs related to buildings and properties such as electricity, telephones, water, travel, printing, insurance and other costs (28%) are also part of the operating budget.


2019 Friends of Scouting dates:

  • Before your unit presentation: Invite all 2018 donors to renew their gift (Pacesetter).
  • Dec-Mar 2019: Conduct your unit's FOS presentation (Pacesetter)
  • Presentation date to April 30, 2019: Invite all remaining families and possible donors to finish up your unit campaign.
  • May 1, 2019: FOS Thank-You deadline