Friends of Scouting

Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?

Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for our members to financially commit to support our local council.  Each month the San Francisco Bay Area Council spends $70 on each scout to support their journey.  We ask that you help us offset the costs and share the Scouting message by contributing a monthly donation of at least $20 to Friends of Scouting.  

I already paid my child's registration and his unit collects annual dues.  Haven't I already supported Scouting?

Your child's registration fee goes directly to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America. If your child's Scout unit collects dues, that money stays with the unit to help pay for trips and other activities.  None of that money helps the San Francisco Bay Area Council pay for:

  • Maintaining and staffing the council's 3 camping properties
  • Training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
  • Providing programs like Tiger Cub Safari, Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Adventure Camp, Cub Scout Partner Campouts, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Adventure Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Boy Scout Eagle Camp, Brownsea Youth Leadership Training, Venturing Spring and Fall Activities
  • Updating this website, to try and better inform you about upcoming Scouting events and programs.

We need your support!

For more information, please contact Joe Barton, Director of Field Services at 510-577-9227.  To make a gift to Scouting, mail to the San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577-1514 or donate on-line.

Workplace/Matching Gifts - Increase Your Boy Scout Support

Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer. Check with your human resources department for more information.

Stock Donations

Stock transfers are an easy and convenient way to support Scouting. You can donate stock to the San Francisco Bay Area Council to support the Friends of Scouting Campaign, a gift to the Endowment Fund, to the Capital Campaign, or any other general contribution.

In order to make a stock transfer, contact Frank Yoke,  Deputy Scout Executive at 510-577-9221 or at for specific transferring directions or donate on-line.