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Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Three little letters. One big Impact. What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is the council-level annual giving campaign. Hear from a local mom about the impacts Scouting has had on her family and how you can help the Scouting program.


Special Events

Distinguished Citizen Award Events

The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes community leaders, raises community awareness of the local Scouting program, and generates financial support for Scouting. This is an annual event for the Chattahoochee Council with seven different banquets to ensure community leaders from across all 15 counties in our service area have the opportunity to be recognized. These events are the single largest source of funding for local Scouting.

Companies who invest in Scouting serve as Corporate Sponsors and receive recognition at the dinner. The majority of funding comes from individuals who attend and make an investment in Scouting. For individuals there is no cost per person to attend, instead, individuals are asked to make an investment in Scouting the night of the event. These funds help the Chattahoochee Council fulfill the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and continue to make a positive impact on youth.

2024 Champion of Change Dinner 
Featuring Keynote Speaker - Bruce Pearl
April 30, 2024, Bibb Mill Event Center

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award recognizes individuals and corporations who have been instrumental in the development of Scouting for youth who often face challenging barriers. Funds raised during this event will open doors for at-risk youth within our community by providing experiences that aim to enhance developmental growth, self-esteem, character building, and life skills through our Scouting program. Our goal is to provide a quality Scouting program for every youth, regardless of their financial background. 

Sporting Clays Classic
The Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Classic is open to individual shooters, as well as teams of shooters. All individual shooters will be placed in teams of 4 on the day of the shoot.

For more information visit Sporting Clays Classic

Significant Giving 

James E. West Fellowship
James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America and he served in the position for more than three decades.

The James E. West Fellowship recognizes gifts of $1,000 or more to the local council designated to its endowment fund. There are four levels of recognition in the James E. West Fellowship: Bronze ($1,000+); Silver ($5,000+); Gold ($10,000+) and Diamond ($15,000+). Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold and Diamond levels. Gifts can be made in cash or through marketable securities.

The gift must be in addition to – and not replace or diminish – the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else – such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary – or in memory of a special individual.

Download James E. West Fellowship Application

Giving Tuesday 
For more information visit Giving Tuesday

Donate Now
Your Friends of Scouting gift will ensure that our camps, programs, and leadership remains for all Scouts in the Chattahoochee Council now and for years to come.


George and Jo Jeter Scout Service Center
1237 First Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-327-2634


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