2012 Gold Star Unit FOS Recognition

Updated 02/9/12
Gold StarEvery Pack, Troop, Team, or Crew that achieves their Friends of Scouting (FOS) goal will qualify as a Gold Star unit until February 28, 2013.  (The goal must be met in cash, check, credit card, or EFT.)  All contributions must come from parents, grandparents or registered leadership within the unit.  In accordance with Boy Scouts of America policies, units cannot solicit businesses.  Unit presentation must be completed prior to March 15th.

Why Gold Star units?

FOS is an essential part of the finances needed for the Buffalo Trail Council to support your unit. The Gold Star unit recognition gives special benefits to those units who understand and communicate this need, and are willing to participate in their fair share contribution amount.

How is the FOS Gold Star fair share goal determined?

Take the “official” June 1, 2011 registered youth membership of the unit, divide 1/2 of your membership and multiply by the $120 family “sustaining member” level.

Example: A troop/pack has 20 registered youth members on June 1st:
20 X 1/2 = 10; 10 X $120 = $1200; $1,200 is your goal

As a recognition/thank you for your unit’s participation, the Buffalo Trail Council will provide the following to any unit who successfully meets or exceeds their FOS “fair share” goal.

  • Free advancements (cloth patch for Bobcat – Arrow of Light ranks or cloth patch for Scout – Life ranks)
  • Free Gold and Silver Arrow Points and Webelos Activity pins
  • Free Merit Badges
  • Free Venturing Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards and Ranger Award

Please contact your District Executive to schedule your presentation, or click here to download a form to submit for your dates.

Also, you or any of your families may donate to the Family Friends of Scouting campaign online, by clicking here. All funds raised online and through your unit presentations will count towards your overall Gold Star award.

Thanks for supporting Scouting and the Family Friends of Scouting campaign!

Congratulations to the 2012 Gold Star Units

The following units have completed their Friends of Scouting family level campaign having successfully reached their “fair share” amount goal. (As of February 14, 2012):

  • Pack 67 – West Side Lions Club
  • Troop 19 – West Side Lions Club
  • Crew 19 – West Side Lions Club