Friends of Scouting

Post date: Oct 2, 2018 2:11:22 PM

An Investment In Character

It is through caring "Friends of Scouting" that the Gulf Stream Council is able to fulfill its mission to bring Scouting to the seven counties here in southeastern Florida. They are Indian River, St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry.

Each year the Gulf Stream Council must raise approximately $365 per Scout to stay in operation. These dollars are in addition to what the unit raises to carry on the program and activities for their Scouts.

Just by using this search engine, www.goodsearch.com, when using the Internet, you can designate dollars to come to the "Boy Scouts of Amereica - Gulf Stream Council (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

Everglades District goal is 100% Unit participation in FOS. If your Unit is having a Blue & Gold, Court of Honor, or Venturing awards meeting- please contact Steve Slaman at email: smslaman@hotmail.com with your date, location and time. If you are willing to assist in FOS presentations, there will be training on Feb 21st at 6pm at Somerset JFK Charter (in the cafeteria) located at 4696 Davis Road in Lake Worth. Please email Steve Slaman if you are interested.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts. Some companies give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer. Below is a list of companies with mataching gift programs. However, do not assume that your company does not participate if they are not on the list. Please contact the human resources department of your company for more information about their matching gifts program.

With your help, Scouting affects and impacts the lives of our community’s youth.

  • Aetna
  • AIG AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bellsouth Corporation
  • Black & Decker
  • Charles Schwab
  • First UnionNational Bank
  • Geico
  • Home Depot
  • Land O'Lakes Foundation
  • Mutual of America
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Office Depot
  • Pepsico
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Progressive
  • Prudential
  • Sherwin Williams
  • State Farm Companies
  • Sun Trust Bank
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • TYCO
  • Unilever United States Foundation, Inc
  • United Technologies
  • Wells Fargo
  • WalMart

For more information and to schedule your FOS presentation at your Unit Gathering (Blue and Gold, Pack Meetings, Court of Honors..) please email our District Finance Chair-Steve Slaman at: smslaman@hotmail.com