Friends of Scouting Resources

Thank you, FOS Volunteers!

FOS Main Page

FOS Achievers List

Thank you for your leadership serving the annual Friends of Scouting campaign in your Cub Pack, Scout Troop, LDS Ward, 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, Venture Crew, or an LDS Ward.  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. 

Throughout the campaign we will be focusing on transparency, education, increased participation, and achieving campaign goals EARLY!  Thanks for all that you do for our Scouts all year.


FOS Recognition Items

Cub Scout Packs:

  • Achieve goal by May 1st to get complimentary rank patches for the rest of the year, plus complimentary weekend campsite use at any of our camps!
  • Be a PACESETTER pack by achieving goal by March 9th to get complimentary rank patches for the rest of the year, complimentary weekend campsite use at any of our camps, PLUS a $100 Scout Shop gift card!

Boy Scout Troops: and other older-youth programs

  • Achieve goal by May 1st to get complimentary rank patches for the rest of the year, plus complimentary weekend campsite use at any of our camps!
  • Be a PACESETTER troop by achieving goal by March 9th to get complimentary rank patches for the rest of the year, complimentary weekend campsite use at any of our camps, PLUS complimentary merit badges for the rest of the calendar year!


2018 FOS dates to remember:

  • 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 & complimentary weekend campsite use through Dec 31
  • May 1, 2018: LDS Stake Deadline for complimentary rank badges & complimentary weekend campsite use through Dec 31

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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Click here to download

 

FOS video for Boy Scout Troops
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Click below to download:
HD 1020p (112MB)
HD 720p (50MB)
SD 720p (15MB)
Mobile SD (12MB)

LDS-specific Unit Resources

View Special LDS webinar for FOS Workers.  Click HERE
Download PDF of Webinar HERE


LDS Worker Tools

  • LDS FOS Brochure / Pledge Card PDF
  • LDS Tips and Timeline for Success PDF
  • LDS Unit recognition program PDF
  • LDS sample letters from the bishop DOC
  • LDS sample letters from the stake president DOC
  • LDS sample ward bulletin announcements DOC

LDS Worker Training

  • Video - LDS training webinar View Online  [ Feb 2018 ]

LDS Videos

 

FOS video for LDS Wards
Click above to play online
Click below to download:
HD 1020p (112MB)
HD 720p (50MB)
SD 720p (15MB)
Mobile SD (12MB)

 

 

2018 LDS FOS webinar training video for LDS FOS Workers



All of the resources listed above in groups are also listed below in alpabetic order - this list can be sorted by file name or description by clicking the header. Items specific to LDS units are titled with a leading 'LDS' to enable easier sorting and discovery:

File Name Description
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 Pledge Card / Brochure (PDF) (2018) Brochure providing information about Friends of Scouting and a tear-off pledge card. 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
LDS FOS Jan 10, 2017 Webinar Download
LDS FOS Pledge Card / Brochure (PDF) (2018) Brochure specific to LDS audiences, provides information about Friends of Scouting and a tear-off pledge card. File Size: 1.9MB PDF Download
LDS FOS Sample Bishops Letters (DOC) (2018) Sample letters to ward members regarding Friends of Scouting that Bishops may wish to use or modify. File Size: 19.9KB DOC Word Format Download
LDS FOS Sample Bulletin Announcements (DOC) (2018) Sample bulletin annoncements that Bishops may wish to use or modify. File Size: 29.2KB DOC Word Format Download
LDS FOS Sample Stake President letters (DOC) (2018) Sample letters to Bishops regardng Friends of Scouting that Stake Presidents may wish to use or modify. File Size: 38KB DOC Word Format Download
LDS FOS Unit Recognition (PDF) (2018) Detail of unit recognitions for FOS achievement by LDS wards, such as complimentary campsite use, merit and rank badges. Lists requirements and recognition levels. File Size: 406KB PDF Download
Second Century Club flyer (2017) Flyer describing the Second Centur Club, and 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
VIDEO LDS FOS Commentary - HD 1280x720 LDS FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. Appropriate for LDS meetings with bishop's approval. MP4 HD 1280x720 version (99MB) Download
VIDEO LDS FOS Commentary - HD 1920x1080 LDS FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. Appropriate for LDS meetings with bishop's approval. MP4 HD 1920x1080 version (216MB) Download
VIDEO LDS FOS Commentary - Mobile SD LDS FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. Appropriate for LDS meetings with bishop's approval. MP4 Mobile SD version (22MB) Download
VIDEO LDS FOS Commentary - SD LDS FOS commentary by Council President Rob Cornilles and Allison Cornilles. Appropriate for LDS meetings with bishop's approval. MP4 SD version (29MB) Download