Become a Friend of Scouting


Become a “Friend of Scouting

The Friends of Scouting campaign provides the Scouting’s character development program to over 7,000 participants right here in Southwest Wisconsin and Southeast Minnesota.

It is Gateway Area Council’s annual fundraising drive and accounts for more than 45% of the overall budget. The Friends of Scouting campaign is broken down into two divisions – the Family Division and the Community Division.

In the Family Division, funds are raised from the families that are actively participating in our Council's Scouting program. Families are urged to give at the family level of $175. This helps to defray costs for one youth participating in one year of the Scouting program.

In the Community Division, Gateway Area Council seeks support from local businesses and individuals who share the same values and beliefs as the Boy Scouts of America, but are not necessarily active in the program.


For more information about Friends of Scouting, please contact the Scout Service Center at 608-784-4040


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