Mountains District, NNJC
District Friends Of Scouting
What is "Friends Of Scouting"?
It's the Northern New Jersey
Council's annual finance campaign that helps sustain existing Scouting
programs and expands new under-served communities. FOS supports adult and
youth training, operation and programs at our various camp properties,
liability insurance coverage for all Scouting events, and many Council
and District activities offered to Scouts.
The Friends of Scouting Campaign
is the Opportunity for Individuals throughout the Council to show their
financial support of the Scouting Program of the Northern New Jersey Council.
The Friends of Scouting Campaign is also an Educational Opportunity. It
provides the opportunity for parents and community members to learn How
Scouting Works and the Benefits of the Scouting Program for Tomorrow's
Did you know?
How Can Your Unit Help?
The Northern New Jersey Council maintains over 4,000 acres of camping
properties in 3 States
Our Scout Service Centers provide the community with the administrative
and program support
Our Council pays for liability insurance for youth and adult leaders
All Recruitment Flyers to Support Units are paid for by our council
82 Cents of every dollar spent in the Northern New Jersey Council
is used to support programs
Our council receives about 5% of the operating budget from the United
Ways throughout our council
In 2001 over 228 young men earned their Eagle Scouting provides annually
in excess of 75,000 hours of community service.
The success of the Friends Of
Scouting program will allow our Northern New Jersey Council to continue
to provide character building, citizenship and fitness programs to the
youth of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties.
Schedule your units' presentation for either November or December
Identify an adult responsible for your units Friends of Scouting Campaign
Personally Support the 2003 Friends of Scouting Campaign
Identify Community Leaders in your Community, who, should be involved in
Make sure that all families in your unit are allowed to participate
Key Elements for a Successful FOS Campaign in your Unit
Adequate preparation. About 90% of fund raising is research and preparation.
Recruiting the best Chairperson, with influence and dollar commitment
Developing and adhering to a sound plan.
Determining and cultivating potential prospects for major gifts
Develop strong relationships between the Scouting Professional and
volunteer campaign workers
Making a commitment to achieve the goal on time
Schedule your victory celebration first as you do your timeline for