How to Support Scouting

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual appeal for the Leatherstocking Council. It provides you with a meaningful opportunity to make a tax-deductible gift to support the $1,500,000 operating budget of your local council. Our staff and trained volunteers provide many important programs and services to Cub Scout Packs, Scouting BSA Troops, Explorer Posts and Venture Crews across Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties. We also maintain and operate Camp Kingsley, near Rome, NY, and the Henderson Scout Reservation near Cooperstown, NY. Your gift enables our team to provide a high-quality Scouting experience to all of our registered members and we cannot thank you enough for investing in our youth, our leadership skills training and our character development programs. Thank you!

In order to support your local Scouting families, please click here, or you may send checks made out to The Leatherstocking Council, BSA, with FOS in the memo field, to the Leatherstocking Council, BSA, 1401 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501.

If you would like to about honoring a loved one with a permanently restricted gift to our endowment, or if your financial advisor has any questions about supporting local Scouts with planned gifts through your last will and testament, please call our office at (315)735-4437, ext. 223.