Family Friends of Scouting

The Family Friends of Scouting campaign is conducted each year, as Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews are scheduled for a short Family Friends of Scouting presentation to be conducted during Blue and Gold Banquets, Troop Courts of Honor etc.

What is Family Friends of Scouting  (FOS)? It is the opportunity for parents of Scouts to participate in the Friends of Scouting Campaign. Your Council relies on FOS dollars to stay in operation each year. In fact, FOS provides over 40% of the Council’s operating budget, which is over $600,000.

Family FOS is quite simply, dollars given by parents and leaders of Scouts and Venturers made by a pledge taken at a Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor.

Each unit should designate an adult to be the Family FOS Representative who is responsible for Family FOS promotion within their unit and follow-up with parents who were absent for the Presentation.

The Presentation should be made by a member of the Council Family FOS Team, however, promotion in the unit should be made by the Family FOS Representative and endorsed by unit leadership.

Click here for our Family FOS booklet.

To Donate online, please click the Donate Now button above.

If you are not able to donate now, but would like to make a pledge, please download this pledge card and fill it out.  Then, return it via e-mail to, fax to 850-575-6991 or mail to the address listed on the card.

If you have questions, please contact the Council Service Center (850) 576-4146.

To register your unit’s Family FOS Chairperson:

Follow this link: Suwannee River Area Council – Family Friends of Scouting Unit Chair Registration