What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the Indian Waters Council's annual giving campaign. It is conducted during January through June of each calendar year. During the campaign, over 5,000 parents, businesses, individuals, and community organizations are contacted and asked to support Scouting in the community. Other sources of funding include: Program Fees, Popcorn Sale & Scout Shop, Investment Income, Grants & Other Income, and our United Way partners. The growth and quality of Scouting in the Midlands of South Carolina is dependent on a successful Friends of Scouting campaign. The Indian Waters Council is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you would like to financially support the Scouting program in the Midlands of South Carolina, please contact your District Executive. Or you can follow the link below to a secure website to make a gift online.
Family Friends of Scouting - Family Membership Enrollment
The Family Friends of Scouting - Family Membership Enrollment process is the annual opportunity for parents in the Midlands to support local Souting efforts by making a pledge through the local Scouting Unit to the Indian Waters Council. Again, this year our intention is to reach each family through Pack, Troop, Team, Crew and Post gatherings from November through March.
The Family Friends of Scouting presentations will make a dramatic impact on our ability to continue the implementation of Camp Barstow as well as our ability to continually provide the best youth program in the Midlands. Parents will have an opportunity to truly make a difference on the future of Scouting in the Midlands.
For more information on how you or your Scout Unit can particpate in the Family Friends of Scouting campaign, please contact your District Executive.