Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Donate Now to Our Friends of Scouting Annual Giving Drive


Friends of Scouting is the annual fund drive that makes the Scouting program possible for 12,000+ Scouts on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu, as well as in Guam and American Samoa. Your gift of any amount helps young people to build confidence and leadership skills while enjoying our beautiful islands.

Without your support, we would not be able to provide one of the most successful and popular youth development programs in the country.

Become a Friend of Scouting

Your Friend of Scouting Investment:

  • Helps to provide 12,000+ boys and girls with character development and leadership training across the islands
  • Helps over 200 Scouts each year attain the rank of Eagle Scout 
  • Instills the values of aloha in Scouts, as units contribute over 100,000 hours of community service every year
  • Remains 100% local to support our islands' Scouts
  • Is 100% tax deductible 
  • Helps maintain our camps and other facilities so Scouts can enjoy a safe and fun camp experience 

Ways to Give:

  • Securely online through our Flipcause page
  • By Check, please make checks payable to "Aloha Council" 
  • Cash
  • Over the phone by credit card, please call (808) 595-6366
  • Pledge - to pledge a gift to our annual Friends of Scouting campaign, please fill out a pledge card and mail it to:
    • Aloha Council, 42 Puiwa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817

Download Pledge Card

Help Your Unit Reach Their Fundraising Goal!

Every Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, and Exploring Post has a fundraising goal. If you would like your Friends of Scouting gift to be credited to a specific Scouting unit, please see below to find the unit and to give a gift securely online. You may also download the pledge card and send it in the mail. 

On the Aloha Council Flipcause page, you can browse different district campaigns and select your district's page. 



2020 FOS Patches

Pueo Round Patch with a gift of $110 - $224


The Pueo Round Patch is offered to those who make a gift to the annual campaign of $110 - $224. The Pueo is endemic to Hawaii and is considered endangered in the state. The Pueo differs from the common Barn Owl because of its yellow eyes and distinctive brown patterns on their head, wings, back, and chest. Pueo are active during the mornings and late afternoons, and hunt small mammals. They can be found on all eight main Hawaiian Islands.


Keep Active Shoulder Patch with a gift of $225 - $364

The Keep Active Shoulder Patch is yours with a gift of $225 - $364. The patch features the entire Aloha Council geographic territory: all eight main Hawaiian Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. In beautiful, ocean-themed colors of blue, green, and purple, the patch encourages Scouts to be active in the waters that surround them. Kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, and stand-up paddle-boarding are fun ocean activities for which Scouts can earn merit badges and awards.



Eat Healthy Council Shoulder Patch with a gift of $365 - $499

The Eat Healthy Shoulder Patch is yours with a gift of $365 or more. Focusing on healthy, unprocessed island foods like sweet potatoes, breadfruit, poi, and fish, these items can form part of a healthy, local diet. Scouts learn about good nutrition when working on the Cooking or Gardening merit badges, and can apply that knowledge when earning the SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award.


Those who make a gift of $500 or more will receive a special collector set of all three 2020 Patches!