Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Northwest Texas Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to thousands of young people in the 12 counties served by our council.
Q. Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
A. Friends of Scouting provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to operate the Northwest texas Council's Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities are the "outdoor classrooms" in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Northwest Texas Council spends approximately $250 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.
Q. I already paid my child's registration and his unit collects annual dues. Haven't I already supported Scouting?
A. Your child's registration fee goes directly to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America. If your child's Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for trips and other activities. None of that money helps the Northwest Texas Council pay for:
- Maintaining and staffing the council's camping property - Camp Perkins
- Training hundreds of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
- Providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub N Pal Campouts, Cub Scout/Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Camporees, Rendezvous, Skills Camp and many other programs
We need your support!
The best way to support the Boy Scouts of America financially is by making a contribution directly to the local council that serves your community. The Scoutingfriends.org website enables you to make a contribution online via major credit card, check, or PayPal, or you can print a form to send a contribution by mail.