The Friends of Scouting capital campaign provides roughly one-quarter of the money needed to operate the Capitol Area Council’s Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. These camping and training facilities are the “outdoor classrooms” in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Capitol Area Council spends approximately $200 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more. The Friends of Scouting campaign helps the Capitol Area Council pay for:
- Maintaining and staffing the council’s 7 camping properties
- Training thousands of adult volunteer leaders in youth protection
- Providing programs like Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Adventure Days, Cub Partner Campouts, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Webelos Extreme Adventure Camp, Webelos Winter Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp, Boy Scout Winter Camp, Silver Pines Youth Leadership Training, Venturing Spring and Fall Activities
- Printing the ScouTalk newspaper six times a year and updating the council website, to keep you better inform about upcoming Scouting events and programs.