Friends of Scouting

This is the annual fundraiser of the Boy Scouts of America, with the money used to help fund the costs of Scouting throughout the entire Council Service Area. These costs can add up to approximately $182 per Scout per year. This includes the support and professional staff, youth recruiting, leader trainings and training materials, year round camp facilities, and leader support materials to just name a few.

We fund some of these expenses through two types of campaigns:
Community Campaign is held throughout every community by groups of local volunteers. They approach local businesses and ask for support of Scouting in that community.
Family Campaign involves presentations to every Scouting family during the Blue and Gold Banquet, Court of Honors, or other parent attended meetings. Volunteer presenters explain how Scouting is funded, distribute pledge cards, and explain how the families of Scouts can help.

Those donors who contribute $1,000 or more to our Friends of Scouting campaign will receive a special “Golden Eagle” print. For the past nine years renowned wildlife artist, Ross Young, has created a painting depicting various wildlife themes. The entire Golden Eagle Collection is on display at the Clarence R. and Edna M. Wheeler Scout Service Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Community Friends of Scouting Brochure
Family Friends of Scouting Brochure

 

One Car Donated Makes a Difference for the Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America® has changed lives, and your support will help provide character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership skills for youth across America.

A Charity That Builds Character

The Boy Scouts of America changes lives by providing youth with character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership skills they will carry forward into their adult lives. The values Scouting instills are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910 when the organization was founded.

"It makes me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile," says one Scout. "The whole Scouting program is like that. I'm one part of something bigger."

A Scout parent feels similar pride. "There are three kinds of people in the world. One who makes things happen, one who watches things happen, and the other who doesn't even know what happened. So being a Scout, we're ranking number one. We make things happen."

Help us Make the Next Difference

The Boy Scouts of America is the recipient of all proceeds from the sale of vehicles donated to One Car One Difference® and specifically designated by the donor to support the BSA. With your help, Scouting will continue providing youth the opportunity to try new things, give service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Use the form on the right side of the page to donate your vehicle, and help us ensure the future of America's youth. 

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MISSOURI & KANSAS BSA LICENSE PLATE INFORMATION

Missouri License Plate Autorization Form
Kansas License Plate Autorization Form