Friends of Scouting

Hello Troop 221 families,


At our Court of Honor at 2pm this Sunday, Randy Konkel, former Scoutmaster of Troop 221 and registered troop member since 1986, will make a short presentation to our unit about Friends of Scouting, an important annual giving campaign for the Boy Scouts of America. Friends of Scouting is one of Circle Ten Council’s largest sources of income and helps provide the necessary funds to ensure a quality Scouting program and support to over 1,400 units just like ours.

What Does Circle Ten Council Provide with the Help of Friends of Scouting?

– Local programs and activities throughout the Council’s 24-county territory in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.

– Camp scholarships, uniforms, and registration fees for the Scoutreach program, which served over 12,800 Scouts at a cost of $3.3 million to Circle Ten Council.

– Two Scout service centers that coordinate Scouting activities and provide customer service to over 58,000 Scouting families.

– Accident and liability insurance to protect youth members, adult members, and chartered organizations.

– Professional staff who counsel, guide and give support to volunteer leadership.

– Four Council camps that provide year-round activities for our Scouting families.

– Free Scout rank advancements.

– Literature and training materials for both youth and adults.

– Training opportunities for both youth and adults at a very low or no cost. 


A target donation per family is $300, which is what it costs Circle Ten Council to provide Scouting to one youth each year. Some will be able to give more, others less, but any amount is certainly appreciated and welcomed. The goal is to have each family in our unit give something to support the Scouting program that benefits your Scout and family.


Your contribution may be spread out over the entire next year.  Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.


As parents, all of us want our children to have a great education, be safe and happy, develop into responsible citizens and learn duty to God. Scouting is the perfect tool to help your children have better lives and prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges! Please contemplate the value of Scouting to your family and to other families as you make your pledge to the Friends of Scouting Campaign.

See everyone tomorrow…



Chris Day
Scoutmaster | Troop 221 | Plano, Texas

Character | Adventure | Leadership

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