What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the annual campaign where the Longhorn
Council and Silver Star District asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to
support our mission of providing the Scouting program to tens of
thousands of young people in North Texas. Friends of Scouting contributions make up 34% of the Longhorn Council budget.
Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to
operate the Longhorn Council's Scouting camps, programs and
facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities
are the "outdoor classrooms" in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership
skills and develop into better young men and women.
I already paid my child's registration and his unit collects annual dues. Haven't I already supported Scouting?
Your child's registration fee goes directly to the National
Office of the Boy Scouts of America. If your child's Scout unit
collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for trips and
other activities. None of that money helps the Longhorn Council pay
Local programs and activities throughout the council territory
Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youths who otherwise could not participate
Professional staff who counsel, guide and inspire volunteer leadership
Camps and facilities available for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events
Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
Advancement programs where Scouts are recognized for learning and making progress on goals they set and attain
Literature and training-material development and distribution
Leadership training for young people who will become future community leaders
We need your support! Please fill out the form below to help support Scouting!