Let’s Start the New Year with a BANG – Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) 2019

With 2018 behind us, let’s start ramping up our FOS Campaign!

Ten (10) units have completed their presentations and have currently raised $16,914 or  15% to our district goal. We have another eight units this month that will give their FOS presentations! Let’s raise that thermometer to $40,000 by the end of January!

Congratulations to the following units on a great start to the 2019 FFOS Campaign.

Can You Raise The Thermometer Higher!

Here are five (5) things to do for a successful campaign.

  1. Submit your FOS Presentation Dates  –  We are still looking for dates from 14 units of our units – SHOWN BELOW.  CHECK if yours is one of the missing units by paging down. Please provide the information using the Fast Submission Form.
  2. Double-Check your presentation date by paging down. A warm-up letter will be sent to all parents of registered youth and to any previous donor two weeks prior to the schedule FOS presentation date from the council office.
  3. If you are presenting – check out this great training on videos from Stevie Ray below.
  4. Turn in your FOS Packet within 1 week of your presentation. Check for Matching Gifts as a FREE way to help meet your FOS goal.
  5. Follow-up with unit parents and friends 2-4 weeks after the presentation. Check out our  Phone Follow-up Tip Sheet and a Follow Up Letter example for ideas.

Presentation Videos



Make Your Unit Goal by May 15, 2019!

Remember, if your unit achieves its FOS goal by May 15thPacks will receive free Pinewood Derby cars (based on membership at the end of May) and Troops will receive free cloth rank advancement and merit badges for the next year!

FOS Presentation Dates

Note: Pack 301 is complete –  01/28/19  No

Thank you again for all of your hard work and efforts on this year’s campaign. If we can assist you in any way, please reach out to us. Be sure to check out the Lake Minnetonka District Friends of Scouting webpage for more information, tips and tools for your FOS campaign.

Yours in Scouting,

Sally Jensen
Family Friends of Scouting Co-Chairman

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