What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Occoneechee Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to tens of thousands of young people in our Council.
Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting provides roughly one third of the money needed to operate the Occoneechee 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 Council spends approximately $300 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.
I already paid my child’s registration and his unit collects annual dues. Haven’t I already supported Scouting?
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 Council pay for maintaining our camping properties at Camp Durant, Camp Reeves and Camp Campbell; training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in areas such as Youth Protection, Cub/Boy Scouts Specific Leadership, New Leader Essentials, Outdoor Leadership Training and much more; as well as, providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Resident’s Camp, Webelos Resident’s Camp, and Boy Scout Summer Camp.
We need your support!
Contact the Director of Field Services for more information and how to support the Council at 919-872-4884.