2024 Golden Gate Area Council Spring FOS Campaign

$ 0 /$405,650

We are raising Friends of Scouting funds to help pay for all GGAC programs including Cub Scout Day Camps, Summer Camps, community service projects, adult training, youth recruitment, and overall management of the program for all youth in the local area.

We are asking for only $5 per scout weekly to support these programs.

BONUS – We have $126,684 matching funds for NEW and INCREASED recurring donations that count toward your goal.  Each dollar a district adds to their recurring donations will be matched by the Board up to the above amount.

Top FOS Units

* Met minimum for free camping/party 

# Met minimum for free advancement patches

Donor Gifts

We have three recommended levels of recurring donations with gifts and rewards that will be billed monthly. This is the preferred type of donation to keep all our programs running in our area.

New or Increased Recurring Donations

* Billed monthly


Family FOS Reward

  • Day at Roaring Camp Mining – Each unit that does an FOS presentation (tracked by the DE) will get one Roaring Camp Mining certificate to raffle off for any donation.
  • FOS thank you Luncheon – Any person or company that donates more than $1,000 per year will get two tickets for a free FOS luncheon in the Fall-Winter.

Unit FOS Reward

  • Free camping weekend/ice cream social/pizza party/kites – One unit in each district with the highest annual donation per scout can choose one of the following – a weekend at one of the GGAC Scouts Camps for their unit, a free ice cream social, free pizza party, or free kites for their unit. Minimum $20/scout annually on the roster to qualify. Unit must conduct a Family FOS presentation to qualify.
  • Free advancement patches – Every unit that can meet their Family FOS goal will get free advancement patches for the rest of 2024. Purchase must be made at a council Trading Post (Fairfield, Alameda, or Pleasanton locations). Unit must conduct a Family FOS presentation to qualify.

Help us to create one of the best Scouting programs in the US and meet our mission “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes…”

For tax purposes, GGAC’s EIN is 94-1156249, as indicated in the IRS letter provided below. Please note that our EIN may exclusively be utilized for donor tax purposes.

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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