Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting

Published on August 7th, 2022

FOS, or Friends of Scouting, is the council-level annual giving campaign. Friends of Scouting represents our council’s largest source of income.

Friends of Scouting Dollars Support Our Units

  • Camping facilities at Lowden and Canyon
  • Summer Camps
  • Day Camps
  • High-Adventure Programs
  • Year-Round Camping
  • Leader Training
  • Insurance
  • Professional Staff
  • Commissioner Service
  • Recruitment Programs
  • Monthly Roundtables
  • District Committees
  • Activities
  • Membership and Advancement Records on every registered youth and adult


Two Easy Ways to Support Scouting

  1.  Click HERE to support Friends of Scouting Online
  2. Download and complete the FOS Pledge Card (Family 2022)

For a pledge of $125, (less than $11 per month), you will receive the Limited Edition 2022 Friends of Scouting (FOS) Patch. This custom-designed patch is exclusively for Friends of Scouting donors of the Blackhawk Area Council.

For a pledge of $200 (less than $17 per month), you will receive the 2022 FOS patch and the 2022 Friends of Scouting Custom Embroidered Cap.

For a pledge of $365 (only $1 per day), you will receive 2022 FOS Patch, hat and exclusive Hiking Kit complete with an 11 function stainless steel camping tool, 9 function stainless steel knife, and magnetic pocket compass with key ring packaged in a 2 piece metal case.

Donors who pledge $500 or more will receive the 2022 FOS patch, hat, the hiking kit, and the 2022 Limited Edition Gold FOS Patch.


*NOTE: Payment amounts are based on a 12 month payment schedule.  Actual amounts billed may differ slightly depending on the month your  pledge is received.




  1. Download and complete the FOS Pledge Card (Family 2022)
  2. Turn in the pledge card.
  3. Request and complete a matching gift form from your personnel department and mail the completed form to:

Blackhawk Area Council 2820 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL  61107

Please ask your human resources department about its charitable giving and employee matching gifts benefits programs.  In addition, many companies provide financial donations for hours volunteered by their employees.

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Last modified on August 18th, 2022 at 12:36 pm