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What is Friends of Scouting?

Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Old North State Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to thousands of young people in Central North Carolina.

Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?

Friends of Scouting provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to operate the 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 Old North State Council spends approximately $225 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 Old North State Council pay for:

  • Maintaining and staffing the council's 2 camping properties
  • Training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
  • Providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Family Week-ends, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Youth Leadership Training, Adult Leadership training courses, like Wood Badge
  • Maintaining our council website to be able to better inform Scouts and Scouters and their families on all of the current Scouting activities and policies.

We need your support. Please consider a gift to the Friends of Scouting campaign.

Click here to donate online

Find a Friends of Scout Pledge Card here.