Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting

The Cape Cod & Islands Council, in meeting its annual budget, receives local financial support from United Way, special events, activity fees, and the Friends of Scouting campaign. The Friends of Scouting campaign provides an opportunity for a community, both in and out of the program, to reaffirm its belief that Scouting is a significant force in the development of young people.

Services provided by the Cape Cod & Islands Council include:

  • A trained Professional Staff who help organize Scouting units, train leaders, and develop programs.
  • Office personnel to maintain records, handle registrations and help leaders receive materials and awards.
  • A Council Service Center including a full service Scout Shop where awards, program materials, training records and publications are available to youth and adults.
  • Greenough Scout Reservation which provides an outstanding outdoor facility on Cape Cod .
  • New unit organization and membership recruitment.
  • Insurance and liability coverage for all adults and youth participating in Scouting.
  • Training aids, visual aid equipment, and literature for use in training adults and youth leaders.
  • A council newsletter and website which provide communication for leaders on all programs and activities.
  • Program equipment including: canoes, boats, rifles, archery equipment, cooking and camping equipment.
  • Meetings, roundtables, training courses, seminars, conferences, commissioner's meetings all geared to help a unit carry out its program for youth.
  • Summer camps, camporees, Pinewood derbies, community service projects, good turns, recognition dinners, etc., are planned and administered to support units.
  • Recognition and various awards for youth and leader achievement.

Gifts to Scouting and the Cape Cod & Islands Council can be made at any time. Contact the council office at 508-362-4323 or email us to learn how your gift can be used to make a difference.