Friends of Scouting Chair

Preferred Tenure:

1+ Years

Typical Months of Activity:

December through February

Time Commitment:

  • 1 hour per month - maybe 2-3 in February


  • Scout Leader Uniform - No
  • Attend Monthly Pack Leader Meetings - one or two
  • Training - Youth Protection
  • Ideal Characteristics - Comfortable communicating FOS needs to the Pack


Some councils rely heavily on units to raise Friends of Scouting (FOS) funds. Friends of Scouting funds are used to improve the campgrounds and other resources the Council maintains for Scouting use among other Council needs.  Each February, we are asked to approach all scouting families for additional support of the local Council/District. 

The following functions are the responsibility of the FOS chair in cooperation with the treasurer.

  • Attend an FOS kickoff meeting with the district & work with the district to understand the Pack goals. 
  • Conduct a short talk in front of Pack to introduce the FOS Representative, with distribution and collection of FOS materials afterward.  All FOS cards must be accounted for each family. 
  • Give recognition to contributors and enrollers.
  • Along with the pack committee, provide public relations for FOS.