Raising the dollars to get the tools that we need to train leaders and recruit new scouts is an essential function of the district. In North Cascades the Finance team works to conduct the annual Family Friends of Scouting Campaign, the Popcorn sale each fall and a community Friends of Scouting Good Scout Breakfasts in Bellingham, Skagit County as well as in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island.
2019 Friends of Scouting Goal: $115,250
Family Friends of Scouting (FOS)
We work every spring to have a quick and effective Family Friends of Scouting Campaign to give every family in Scouting the opportunity to support the movement financially.
Good Scout Breakfasts
We are excited to be hosting three Good Scout Breafasts through out the North Cascades District. Click below to learn more about these opportunities to support Scouting.
Each fall, like many Scout Councils across America, the Mount Baker Council conducts a popcorn sale to raise funds for both unit level as well as Council wide program. Each District has a lead “Kernel” who coordinates with each unit “Kernel” to make the sale a success.
Starting in 2019 the Mount Baker Council has worked with local businesses up the I-5 Corridor to provide a discount card that scouts can sell each spring to help raise unit finances that can be used to send scouts to camp that summer.
Unit Finance Resources
A large part of the work of the Finance committee are the major fundraising opertunites we conduct but additional the Finance team of North Cascades also works to guide unit leaders in how to best conduct their own fundraising efforts and manage the funds raised in accordance with the polices of the Boy Scouts of America. Here are some resources that units should use to to ensure that they are following these polices and some best practices in running their own fundraising programs.