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Friends Of Scouting

Click here to make a tax deductible online donation to Friends of Scouting.


Over 12,500 youth are on the Scouting trail with high quality programs in our 37 communities. With your support through Friends of Scouting, we provide fun, challenging programs for Scouts of every age. To support our mission, our Board of Directors sets an annual operating budget of $4.2 million. 83 cents of every dollar raised is invested in direct programs and services for our Scouts. The budget works out to about $360 per family.


Friends of Scouting provides you the opportunity to significantly help offset the cost of the programs and services provided locally with a tax deductible contribution. The Connecticut Yankee Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that relies on local contributions. Your employer may match support for Scouting. Contact your human resources department to have your gift matched.


Click the image to view a 4-minute video about how your gift makes a difference!

FOS Video screenshot


Download the video here. Or check out our original FOS video here (download .zip). 


View our 2016 Friends of Scouting video


For more information, download our 2016 Friends of Scouting campaign brochure