Friends of Scouting 

Friends of Scouting is an annual direct-solicitation campaign, reaching out to Scout families, service organizations and businesses. Friends of Scouting is the council's largest source of income (26 percent). Eighty-seven percent of funds raised are dedicated to program.

It costs $280 to provide one year of quality program for each Scout.

What does a Friends of Scouting investment provide?

  • Local programs and activities throughout the council territory
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youths who otherwise could not participate
  • Council Service Center that coordinate Scouting activities and provide customer service to members
  • Accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members
  • Professional staff who counsel, guide, and inspire volunteer leadership
  • Camp and facilities available for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events
  • Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
  • Advancement programs where Scouts are recognized for learning and achievement of goals they set establish
  • Distribution and development of literature and training-materials
  • Leadership training for young people who will become future community leaders?

View our contribution brochure.

Gifts of any size are appreciated and will make a difference. For the following levels of gifts in the family campaign we offer some special recognition items.?

Entry (Anyift)
BSA-GRC Car Decal
Donor  ($25)

Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation Patch

Advancement Sponsor ($80)
BSA-GRC Collectors Knife
Scout Sponsor ($150) BSA-GRC Insulated Tumbler
Scout Sponsor + ($250)

Sponsor a Scout for

Invention Jambo or NOVA Camp

Patron ($700 and up)

Become a member of our Golden Eagle Club

If you have not been approached to contribute to Friends of Scouting, we would welcome your gift. Click here to make a secure online donation. If you would prefer to send your contribution directly to us, our mailing address is:

Boy Scouts of America, GRC
1203 Fay Street
Columbia MO 65201