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Friends of Scouting

Invest in Scouting - Change the World 


Dear Friend of Scouting:

Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year from the Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America!

The Scouting movement across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties makes up more than 8,000 families that have made Scouting a part of their family heritage. Whether a family has been involved in Scouting for a few months or has a rich family tree of generations of Scouting, Scouting has made a positive difference in their life.

To ensure that each child receives an experience that will change their lives, during this holiday season, we hope that you will include Scouting in your charitable giving. Since Scouting receives no public funds, we seek support for our programs through the Friends of Scouting campaign.

Your Friends of Scouting gift will go to support the following:

  • Operation of three Scout Service Centers complete with a Scout shop and the two satellite offices.   Most councils provide only one service center and shop.  Each of these facilities are staffed to provide support and coordination for leader trainings, programs, and direct service to Scouting youth. 
  • Year-round outdoor experiences at two premier camps; Rancho Alegre in the Santa Ynez valley and Camp Mabel French near Lake Lopez in Arroyo Grande.
  • Nationally recognized science and conservation education at the Outdoor School for over 4,000 youth annually.
  • Over 7 tons of food collected for area needy families by local Scouts each year.
  • Within the past 12 months, over 90 youth attained the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout which included over 3,000 hours of community service.

While many great positive programs are happening now and more being planned, we need your help to ensure that these programs happen.  If you have not made a gift to Scouting this year, please do so now.  If you have already made your gift to Scouting this year, we hope that you will consider a holiday gift. Your support makes a difference in Scouting program today and tomorrow.

Yours in Scouting,

Carlos Cortez
Scout Executive/CEO


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