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Friends of Scouting

Your Gift Makes a Difference

The Coastal Georgia Council annually serves youth and volunteer adults in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Learning for Life Exploring across 22 counties in Southeast Georgia.

In 2019:

  • We served 4,935 youth, including 3.4% of the total available youth in families from farm, rural, military, resort, and inner-city communities
  • Scouts performed 20,680 hours of community service and projects at an estimated value of $310,000
  • 90 Scouts earned the prestigious Eagle Scout Award
  • Scouts earned 2,978 career exploration and educational merit badges
  • 2,178 Scouts at all levels advanced at least one rank using the BSA advancement methods

This reaffirms the relevant need for the timeless values found in the Scout Oath and Law and the trust young parents have in the Boy Scouts to deliver a safe and important program. Scouting makes a dramatic, positive impact on Coastal Georgia’s youth, our families, and our communities, but it won’t happen without your support.

Your gift to Friends of Scouting provides trained leaders, program materials, camping facilities, and insurance for safe and fun experiences. The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides 27% of our Council’s budget. It is because of the generosity of our Scouting families and community supporters that the amazing benefits of Scouting are possible in Southeast Georgia.

Your Gift To Friends of Scouting Ensures:

  • Every youth in Southeast Georgia has the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstance
  • First-class camping programs at Black Creek Scout Reservation and Camp Tolochee
  • Support and training for more than 1,000 volunteer leaders that make the Scouting program possible
  • Materials and program development for the exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can only be found in Scouting
  • A safe and fun Scouting experience with insurance for Scouting activities

How You Can Support Friends of Scouting

The success of Friends of Scouting is vital to the success of the Scouting program in the Coastal Georgia area. You can make a gift at an upcoming unit presentation or online.

We hope you will join us in supporting the Friends of Scouting campaign. Your support is needed and greatly appreciated.