Family Friends of Scouting Campaign
Friends of Scouting (FOS) is our annual educational and fund-raising campaign for the Tuscarora Council. It provides Scouting families and volunteers the opportunity to learn more about and support the Council programs and services that benefit their children and other youth in our communities. The campaign runs from winter through early spring. Donors who gift $125 or more will receive a special recognition patch highlighting the "Reverent" point of the Scout Law. Individuals can also give to FOS by contacting the Scout Office at (919) 734-1714, sending an e-mail to their District Executive, or filling out a 2016 FFOS Pledge Card and submitting it the the Council Office.
New for 2016! Friends of Scouting Council Video Presentation
We've totally revamped our presentation method this year for sharing our Family Friends of Scouting message with our Scouting units and families. For the first time ever, we're using a video format, to show, rather than to tell, where the funds from Family Friends of Scouting gifts go and who they support. See our 2016 Family Friends of Scouting video presentation by clicking here: 2016 Family Friends of Scouting Presentation
Friends of Scouting Dinner
This annual dinner kicks off our Friends of Scouting dinner. Invitations are sent to donors who give $250 or more. Each District holds a dinner in their service area, and these events are usually held in March.
100th Anniversary OA Council Strip Patch Sets
We still have some sets of the 100th Anniversary of the OA Council strip patch sets available. Please call (919) 734-1714 to place an order and confirm availability.
The Collectors Edition: Metallic gold trim around patch, white background with security protection on the back. $50 per set. Only 5 sets left!
The Limited Edition: Metallic gold trim around patch, blue background with security protection on the back. $50 per set. Only 10 sets left!
The Council Edition: Red border on a blue background. $12 per set. Only 3 sets left!
Distinguished Citizen Award Dinners
The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put in place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. Each year the Council honors a local citizen for business leadership, community service and character. This award dinner is a celebration of the honoree's achievements and also a fundraiser for local Scouting programs.
Matching Gifts Through Your Employer
Some companies will make matching gifts to non-profits supported by their employees. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your company will match your gift to the Tuscarora Council.
The Tuscarora Council holds special events throughout the year that increase recognition and raise funds for its programs. These events include golf tournaments, award dinners and more. We strive to keep our costs low so that your support of these events goes directly to program needs rather than event expenses. In fact, many of our events are directly sponsored by local businesses and individuals!
Trail's End Popcorn Sale
This annual event raises needed funds to help local Scout units and the Council provide outstanding programs for youth in Duplin, Johnston, Sampson and Wayne counties. 73% of the proceeds go directly to local Scouting programs.