Hi Four Peaks District,
As requested, here is some wonderful information and online VIDEOS regarding Friends of Scouting in general. As our volunteer Friends of Scouting (FOS) teams have been visiting units, there seems to be many questions about what Friends of Scouting is. These questions have been very valid and solid. There have been questions such as:
What does FOS pay for?
How does FOS help the kids and the program they experience?
How does FOS matter in our home scouting units?
Why does every Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew in America participate and help fund scouting through FOS?
The list of questions goes on and on. I really regret that this type of information hasn’t been more easily available to scouting units in the Four Peaks District in the past. We’ve been very impressed to have seen a tremendous volunteer mobilization and effort that is helping keep scouting relevant in our community.
These videos are from other councils. None of this information is specific to the Grand Canyon Council, your council, but this information gets the general idea across about what Friends of Scouting is and details out the money end of it. Our course all these numbers vary from council to council, but in general, where money comes from, where money goes, and why money is needed is all the same from council to council across the United States.
If you enjoy the scouting program, please take a few minutes to learn more about this critical part of scouting. Without friends of Scouting, we would loose scouting in our country over time, and in many areas, it has already happened. There is a very great need for better support of the Friends of Scouting program.
Again, these are videos other councils have done to help illustrate the FOS program. We hope they help show how FOS is nation wide and why every unit in America participates in FOS. Of course, the numbers and details will vary from council to council. Please let us know if you have further questions about Friends of Scouting. If you would like to download any of these video presentations for scouting use, you may do so by visiting this site (http://www.kissyoutube.com/) or (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137/.) Here are the working links below.
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Friends of Scouting Videos from various councils across the country
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1XF5QcNW7E 2010 The Western Los Angeles County Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hOUrnkQSmQ 2010 Theodore Roosevelt Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS3debZoIDE 2010 Occoneechee Council FOS (High Definition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFRkGjIj1rA 2010 Denver Area Council FOS (High Definition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WnWMN2IF9U 2010 Atlanta Area Council FOS (High Definition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPLVJ5YsjuY Glacier’s Edge Council 2009 FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb7m9EoyELY Green Mountain Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npFXp0t8jPI 2010 Simon Kenton Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qllEEt7D8wU 2009 St. Lous Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3xqXt57xjA 2008 St. Lous Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u55eQby7X4Y 2008 Texas capital area council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gqEiE4qtDs Voyaguers Area Council FOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YV0cdVwuvw Crossroads of America Council 2008 FOS