Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Each year the Cornhusker Council conducts a Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign to raise unrestricted operating dollars to cover, in part, the annual expenses involved in the operations of our council. We have known for years that there are individuals, businesses, corporations, and trusts that desire to create and maintain a connection with the council through the giving of financial resources to Scouting. The unrestricted financial gifts are given with the understanding that the council will use these dollars as needed to ensure the continuation of a quality Scouting program for the youth of our area.

The dollars raised through the FOS Campaign allow us to:

  • keep activity costs to a minimum,
  • operate a Service Center to support our youth and leaders,
  • and provide a trained professional field staff who work directly with our Scout and District leaders.

Donation Opportunities

To Schedule an FOS Presentation, or ask a question, contact the Council Service Center.


 

Friends of Scouting Resources and Information


The Unit Finance Incentive Program

Program Timeline

Units qualify for this program from the date they complete their Unit Family FOS Goal, as long as the presentation is held between November 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019.  They are eligible to receive the incentives until March 31st of the next calendar year.

How do you qualify for the Unit Finance Incentive Program?

Your unit goal is based on your June 30th, 2018 membership multiplied by $75. It is critical that every family participates to the best of their ability and that each unit strives to grow.


 

What are the Unit Incentives?

Cub Scout Packs

  • Free Rank Advancement Patches 
  • Free Campsite rental at the Outdoor Education Center (this applies to site rental only.  All other fees still apply)
  • Free (one weekend) rental of campsite at Camp Cornhusker 
  • 10% Discounted Youth Fees for Cub Resident, Webelos Resident, and Day Camp
  • 10% Discounted Adult Fees for Cub Resident, Webelos Resident, and Day Camp

Boy Scout Troops, Teams, and Crews

  • Free Rank Advancement Patches
  • Free Eagle Kits
  • One Free Adult at Boy Scout Resident/High Plains Drifter Resident Camp
  • 10% Discounted Youth and Adult Fees at Camp Cornhusker Resident Camp
  • Free Campsite rental at the Outdoor Education Center (this applies to site rental only.  All other fees still apply)
  • Free (one weekend) rental of campsite at Camp Cornhusker 

 

New 2019 Family Participation Incentive

 

Participation by each family is important to continue the success of Scouting. 

In 2019, any unit that has 70% of its registered families make a pledge/gift at or before the unit presentation will have a new incentive; the unit will receive the cost of a youth's summer camp registration in their unit account.

If the unit is attending an out of council camp $50 will be deposited into the Unit Deposit Account in the Scout Shop (upon proof of registration at that camp being provided to the Council Service Center).

Donations of the Trailblazer Club are automatically included in the 70%!