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Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting is our Council’s primary fundraising program; it supports our Character Education and Leadership Training programs.

In 2020, donors contributed $1,200,000 to the program through

  • Recurring donations
  • Trail’s End Popcorn sales
  • Founders Campaign
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Direct mail
  • Amazon Prime
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Founders Campaign

150 volunteers contributed $102,000 in tiered support levels as a unique opportunity to honor our past while looking towards our future as a new council

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Popcorn Campaign

GGAC was #3 in the Western Region. More than 1,400 Scouts participated with noteworthy efforts from:

  • Pack 997 (Meridian), #5 online Selling Unit in the Nation. 
  • Troop 168 (Tres Ranchos), #6 online Selling Unit in the Nation. 
  • Troop 200 (Briones), #9 online Selling Unit in the Nation. 
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James E. West Fellowship Award

A gift to a local council, designated by the donor to the council endowment fund, qualifies for membership as a James E. West fellow.  The gift must be in addition to— and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support.

In 2020, total contributions to the Endowment were $ 46,452

And then we had our special events . . .

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The Harvest in the Vineyards event went virtual this year. 78 contributors donated.

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This was our only in-person event of the year with 305 participants donating.

2020 Gala flyer

Gala was another successful  event with 68 participants contributing.

Construction Lunch-O-Ree 2020

Lunch-o-Ree was a great success with contributions from 129 donors.


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Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

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