Friends of Scouting Resources

Thank you, FOS Volunteers!

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THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED FOR 2019 - DO NOT CONSIDER THIS PAGE TO BE ACCURATE UNTIL THIS NOTICE IS REMOVED.

Thank you for your leadership serving the annual Friends of Scouting campaign in your Cub Pack, Scout Troop, or District. Your help is vital to the success of Scouting in our area.  FOS IS ABOUT YOUR SCOUT!


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In the FOS Campaign "Unit" is defined as a general Cub Pack, Scout Troop, or Venture Crew.  Your District FOS Teams contacted all units to schedule presentation dates, dialogue about goals and to recruit the RIGHT Friends of Scouting Presenter.  A successful unit Friends of Scouting campaign involves planning ahead.  Two things your unit can do right now to be successful this year is determine the FOS Coordinator and schedule your presentation.  Click here when you know that name and date.

Scouting families across the Cascade Pacific Council are interested in the opportunity to participate in the campaign.  Let's give every family the information and the invitation to participate. 


FOS Thank-You Items

Cub Scout Packs:

  • Basic Thank-You Requirements to receive complimentary rank badges and free weekend campsite use:
    • Conduct a unit presentation
    • Reach your goal by May 1, 2019.
  • Pacesetter Thank-You Requirements to receive $100 Scout Shop gift card, complimentary rank advancement badges, and free weekend campsite use:
    • Invite all 2018 donors to renew their gift - invite them by Feb 15th or before your unit presentation, whichever comes first.
    • Conduct a unit presentation
    • Reach your goal by May 1, 2019

Boy Scout Troops: and other older-youth programs

  • Basic Thank-You Requirements to receive complimentary rank badges and free weekend campsite use:
    • Conduct a unit presentation
    • Reach your goal by May 1, 2019.
  • Pacesetter Thank-You Requirements to receive complementary merit badges, complimentary rank advancement badges, and free weekend campsite use:
    • Invite all 2018 donors to renew their gift - invite them by Feb 15th or before your unit presentation, whichever comes first.
    • Conduct a unit presentation
    • Reach your goal by May 1, 2019

2019 FOS dates to remember:

  • 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

Resources for FOS volunteers

Listed below are numerous documents and videos for the use of FOS volunteers. These are grouped by unit type below, and there is also a full alphabetic listing at the bottom of the page.

Unit Resources

(Need LDS-specific resources? Scroll down to the next section...)

Promotion & Presentation Tools

  • Donor recognition items PDF
  • Pledge card / brochure PDF
  • Second Century Club Flyer PDF
  • Videos - see below

Videos

Worker Tools

  • Sample letter to families DOC
  • Presentation script DOC
  • Seven steps to success PDF
  • Talking points - FOS supports local Scouts PDF
  • Unit recognition program PDF

FOS video for Cub Scout Packs
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FOS video for Boy Scout Troops
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HD 1020p (112MB)
HD 720p (50MB)
SD 720p (15MB)
Mobile SD (12MB)



All of the resources listed above in groups are also listed below in alphabetic order - this list can be sorted by file name or description by clicking the header.

File Name Description
FOS Brochure (PDF) (2019) Brochure providing information about Friends of Scouting. Download
FOS Donor Recognition (PDF) (2018) List of recognition items for donors at several gift levels. Card format (cut sheet in half) listing the recognition items available to donors, such as shoulder patch, coins, pins. File Size: 181KB Download
FOS Presentation Script (DOC) (2018) Sample script for use during unit FOS presentations. Can be used in conjunction with the FOS video. File Size: 85KB DOC Word Format Download
FOS Sample Family Letter (DOC) (2018) Sample letter to families that units can use/modify in order to prepare families before the FOS presentation is made at an upcoming unit event. File Size: 21KB DOC Word Format Download
FOS Seven Steps to Success (PDF) List of seven easy steps to a successful unit FOS campaign. Includes listing of benefits that FOS helps to provide to units and members. File Size: 215KB PDF Download
FOS Unit Recognition (PDF) (2018) Detail of unit recognitions for FOS achievement, such as complimentary merit badges and rank badges. Lists requirements and recognition levels. File Size: 342KB PDF Download
Second Century Club flyer (2017) Flyer describing the Second Century Club, an opportunity to support Scouting at a significant level in honor of the council's 100 years of Scouting. 2.56MB PDF Download
Talking Points - FOS Supports Scouts (2017) List of talking points for FOS presenters that describe how FOS supports local Scouts and Scouting programs. 206KB PDF Download
VIDEO - FOS Cartoon Video (MP4) (2016) Video overview of Friends of Scouting. Appropriate for viewing at Scout functions as part of FOS presentations, and for audiences of all ages. Video Length: 8min38sec. File Size: 392MB LARGE FILE SIZE Download
VIDEO FOS Commentary - HD 1280x720 FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. MP4 HD 1280x720 version (50MB) Download
VIDEO FOS Commentary - HD 1920x1080 FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. MP4 HD 1920x1080 version (115MB) Download
VIDEO FOS Commentary - Mobile SD FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. MP4 Mobile SD version (12MB) Download
VIDEO FOS Commentary - SD FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. MP4 SD version (15MB) Download