Friends of Scouting

Serving almost 38,000 young people and over 10,000 adult volunteers in 23 counties: Bell, Bosque, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Palo Pinto, Parker, Robertson, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise and Young.

Friends of Scouting contributions make up 34% of the Budget.  Friends of Scouting plays a major role in helping the council deliver Scouting programs to youth. Growth in gifts, both in numbers of gifts from new parents and donors and increasing the amounts of existing gifts, is critical to the expansion of the Scouting programs.


What is Friends of Scouting?

Money raised through FOS provides the resources for the council to deliver its promise of character development, practical citizenship and leadership training. With your investment the Council organizes new Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews; develops and coordinates volunteer adult training programs; handles all advancement and member registration; maintains quality traditional summer camping programs for Boy Scouts and Cub Scout; develops cutting-edge high adventure summer and weekend programs for older Boy Scouts and Venturing; coordinates weekend activities and volunteer recruitment.

For a complete list of What the Council Does for Your Unit, click here.


2014 Recognition Patches

In 2014 the Council Shoulder Patch ($200) and Council Back Patch ($400) will be true collector’s items.  They will be awarded to donors who pledge the appropriate amount (and pay their pledge by June 30).  Patches will be ordered on June 30 and mailed to qualifying donors.

Click on a link below to see the image.

Shoulder Strip

Back Patch


Gifts of stocks or securities are also welcome.  Contact Michael Wright at 817-231-8507 or at


Double Your Gift Through Matching Gifts

Many companies generously match the personal contributions of employees. In almost all cases today, this requires you to initiate the action by notifying the HR department and requesting the match whenever your pledge has been paid. We are notified that a request has been made and asked to verify your paid contribution. Click below for a complete list of matching gift companies.

Matching Gift Company List

About Matching and Volunteer Incentive Grants


Family Friends of Scouting Unit Presentation Aids

Download the various training aides for conducting a unit presentation on Family Friends of Scouting.  Call your District Family FOS Chair or District Executive for assistance, scheduling, or other questions.

FOS video





FFOS Cleanup – How to Set Up Online Unit Page

FFOS District Leadership Directory (coming soon)

FFOS Goal Card Incentive (coming soon)

FFOS Presenter – Unit Coordinator Instructions

The True Cost of Scouting (Video Download)

Who Pays for Scouting (PDF download)

What the Council Does for Your Unit (PDF download)


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