Silver Star BSA

Serving Scouting in the Azle, Castleberry, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Lake Worth, and White Settlement ISDs and in the Fort Worth LDS Stake

Friends of Scouting

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 for:

  • 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!

Please select any that apply
My employer makes matching gifts
I am an Eagle Scout
Contact me about a gift of cash or supplies from my employer
I am interested in tax benefits of a legacy gift

*Gift Levels
$5,000 - Distinguished
$2,010 - Scouting Society Member
$1,000 Eagle Club ($83.34/month)
$500 - Leadership ($41.67/month)
$365 - Dig Scout Club ($1/day, $30.42/month)
$150 - Family Membership ($12.50/month)
Other amount