Donate to Golden Gate Area Council

Your Friends of Scouting (FOS) donation supports Scouting programs in our local communities for over 12,000 youth. Thank you for your support!

Follow the link below to make you donation. We strongly encourage recurring donations. Council Board Members have committed $100,000 to matching recurring donations in 2023. For every recurring donation you make on behalf of your Unit, the Council Board will match it –  effectively doubling the contribution from your Unit.

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


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