Friends of Scouting (FOS)
Friends of Scouting is the annual fund drive that makes the Scouting program possible for 3,200 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 3,200 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"
- 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
Friends of Scouting Resources
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.
District Pledge Cards:
- CHamoru Pledge Card
- Hikina Pledge Card
- Kauai Pledge Card
- Komohana Pledge Card
- Maui Nui Pledge Card
- Pukahi Pledge Card
- West Hawaii Pledge Card
2023 Friends of Scouting Patches
Scouting is a Worldwide Movement! This year’s Friends of Scouting theme recognizes Scouting Worldwide. Scouting units span the Pacific and the Hawaiian voyaging canoe symbolizes our connections within Aloha Council and around the globe. This is the first time, since 1957, that both the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scout Jamboree and the World Organization of the Scout Movement’s World Scout Jamboree are being held in the same year.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, the 2021 National Scout Jamboree was postponed and will now be held in late July 2023 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia and will be host to over 15,000 participants. The theme, “Forward”, represents the Scouting journey. Each Scout is on his or her own journey, facing challenges along the way. When they encounter a challenge, Scouts don’t stand still – they evaluate, plan and move forward. Scouting as a movement is always moving forward, reaching new generations of young people and equipping them to be leaders in their communities, nation and world.
The World Scout Jamboree, held every four years, will take place in early August 2023 in SaeManGum, South Korea, and is expected to welcome 40,000 participants from all over the world. The theme, "Draw your Dream!", represents our willingness to accept young people’s ideas and opinions, and create an opportunity for them to make their Jamboree dreams come true. It also expresses the desire for members of the Scout Movement to transform the 25th World Scout Jamboree into their own festival and grow their dreams through the event.
Scouts and Scouters from Aloha Council are planning to take part in both of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences and will help to share the Aloha Spirit around the world. Your contributions to the Friends of Scouting campaign and these patches are a reminder that we are all part of a movement of Scouting Worldwide.
Those who make a gift of $500 or more will receive a special collector set of all three 2022 Patches!
Mahalo to Our Friends of Scouting!
Jon H. Blumhardt, Robert W. Borek, Captain Andy's Sailing, Inc., Erich Chen, Michael H. Ching, Colton K. Ching, Newton J. Chu, David S. DeLuz Jr, Wayne K. DeLuz, Peter G. Drewliner, John H. Felix, First Insurance Charitable Foundation, Ethel Fleming, Jason K. Fleming, Ronald J. Foronda, Dennis Francis, Beth Fujimoto, Byron Fujimoto, Jason K. Fujita, Gabe, Shirley And Kelly Ann Lee Family Foundation Fund, Goodfellow Bros. LLC, Jeffrey Grimmer, Jeffrey S. Harris, Jason H. Haruki, Warren H. Haruki, Eric Hashizume, Michael K. Hirai, Dean K. Hirata, Jhamandas Watumull Fund, Robert H. Jones, K. Taniguchi Ltd, Gordon E. Kagawa, Dr. Thomas Kosasa, Robert and Kathy Leopoldino, Dr. Ronald W. Ling, Jesus M. Lopez, Ellen V. Loucks, Arnold D. Martines, Yvette M. Maskrey, Corey M. Matsuoka, Robert S. McEldowney, Ben R. Mendes, Ben L. Morgan, Ross R. Murakami, Jason K. Nagai, Miles T. Nakatsu, Project Management, Inc., William R. Rayl, Retina Center of Hawaii LLC, Lisa Maria K. Sakamoto, Matthew W. Sasaki, Helen S. Shirota-Benevides, Kimi M. Takazawa, The Schuler Family Foundation, Jean T. Tsukamoto, Dawn Tsukazaki, Darryl P. Wong, Scott K. Yoshihara, Glenn S. Yoshimori, and Daniel E. Zettle
Alexander & Baldwin LLC, Benjamin Ancheta, Lynn A. Araki-Regan, Big Island Candies, Michael H. Braham, Richard P. Cassar, Brynne V. Cook, Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, Tom Edwards, Finance Factors Foundation, Gail Fujimoto, Dudley Fullard-Leo, Edwin T. Hara, Ted H. Hong, Kevin Kurohara, Eleanor Leialoha, Paul Mizoguchi, Michael Mulcahy, Elaine Oishi, Floyd M. Otani, Pacific Insurance Services LLC, Pacific Wealth Management, Robert M. & Alice K. Fujimoto Foundation, Michelle M. Sakamoto, Wayne S. Shimizu, Russell S. Tabata, Vincent G. Tolliver, Stanley Watanabe, Bennett R. Wo, Karen Yamauchi, and Greg Yoshida
Karilee K. Alani, Allied Construction Inc, Eric R. Alquisa, Craig J. Amaral, Robert Arthurs, Michael R. Bailey D.M.D, Damon Baldini, Rachel A. Balog, Amy E. Ban, Chad J. Basque, Daniel H. Belcher, Kurt Bosshard, Mary Bretschneider, Sinclair Brown, Mary C. Bueche, Joelle Cabiara, Paul V. Campbell, Barbara J. Cargill, Reginald J. Chong, Eric K. Chow, Costco Company Match, Shari De Jesus, John P. Demarco, Robert Denning, Tim Devine, James Dunn, Earthworks Pacific, Inc., Lois A. Ekimoto, Julie Evans, Expert Exterminators Inc, Wesley Fong, Friends of Nadine, Lisa K. Galino, Garden Isle Disposal Inc, Mark A. Gerschoffer, Alicia Ginoza, Layne Goeas, Louise Goodspeed, Lora L. Green, Stephanie Guzman, Valerie M. Haanio, Howard H. Hamamoto, Hara Chun Realty, Tokio Harada, Harlin Young & Co., LTD, Michelle E. Hashimoto, HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation, Richard Henderson, Carlys Higuchi, Honeywell International Charity Matching, Don Hoota, Thomas P. Huber, Kathleen Hughes, Jay M. Ignacio, Blake Isobe, Alfred S. Itamoto, Derrick A. Izumo, Mark O. James, Michele Kamau, Derek Kano, Michael S. Kano, Albert L. Kaopuiki, Wayne K. Katayama, Tiari Kau, Joan Kealalio, Jodi F. Kenessey, Richard I. Kersten, Dennis C. Kim, Jay T. Kimura, Jaymie R. Kimura-Kunimura, Edward O. Kobayashi, George Kodani, Kodani & Associates Inc, Walter Kokubun, Dudley Y. Kubo, Robert S. Kubota, Alan K. Kubota, David Kurohara, Tyler A. Laguana, Craig R. Leidholm, Cheryl Leong, Locations Foundation, Gaudencio Lopez, Adele Lum, Reynold Lum, Stanford H. Lum, Mavis L. Lum Ho, Jodie F. Maesaka-Hirata, Alexandra Mariteragi, Stanley T. Matsushita, Declan E. McCarthy, Dominic Mendoza, Mokihana Pest Control Inc, Courtney D. Morihiro, Calvin K. Murashige, George T. Nakamura, George Nakano, Arthur N. Nehf, Keane T. Nishimoto, Daniel P. Nishimura, Ruth H. Nitta, Frederick S. Nonaka, Aaron M. Ohara, Richard OMalley, Catalina Oramas, Stacee L. Osaki-Nishibata, Karen K. Oshiro, Susan R. Pacada, Braley S. Pastorino, Edward C. Pettaway, David W. Pratt, Juan A. Rivera, Steven M. Rymsha, S & S Business Machines Inc, Sheila L. Sakashita, Brandon M. Segal, Bruce Shewalter, Sherman Shiraishi, Robert S. Stubbs, Kevin S. Sugiki, Peter L. Sur, Howard S. Sur, T & T Electric Inc, Terrence K. Tadaki, Kelsey Takahashi, Ross T. Takara, Grace Tamaye, Scott Tanaka, Shannon K. Teves, Clarence Ueda, Robert N. Uyeda, Richard H. Vierra, Russell D. Wada, Waimea Lions Club, Michael E. Weaver, Thomas M. Whitaker, William T. White III, Jeanine L. Williams, James Williston, Philip Wright M.D., Renfrew Wu, Peter Yakimura, James T. Yamamoto, Mathew K. Yamamoto, Jennifer H. Yamane, Layne K. Yoshida, Miles M. Yoshioka, Lee-Ann Yoshizumi, Michael S. Young, Jennifer Zettl, and Jiahai Zhang
Donors Under $100
Uakealehua Agbayani, Ferdinand Agostosa, William K. Aina, Bethany Allred, America Charities, Dean Anzai, Carol Aramaki, Ivan Y. Awa, Kevin J. Batten, Steven Brown, Kathleen J. Butler Bernsteen, Keneke Carvalho, Elliott T. Chong, Rochelle Davalos, Elizabeth Doller, Andrew Endo, Alex Erbe, Mark Felman, Christine J. Feurer, Michael Frazier, Dean Fujikawa, Wayne Fukunaga, Michael Furukawa, Clarence Furuya, Harold Goya, Gunnard Halvorson, Kevin Hogue, George Honjiyo, Roy K. Horikawa, Beatrice Isemoto, Naty C. Ishibashi, Paul Jensen, Charles M. Kaaukai, Kenneth Kaniho, Ted Kawahigashi, Joseph E. Kim, Vanessa Kina, W. F. Knutson, Martha Kurohara, John F. Laguana, Michelle L. Librie, Gladys L. Lin, Kaina Lingaton, Stephanie C. Lum, John E. Lundin, Garrett M. Maeda, Daniel C. Malakie, Robert Matsuwaka, Richard S. Nagamine, Charles V. Naumu, David S. Nekomoto, Dennis Ohta, Bert I. Oshiro, Brian Ota, George Poliahu Jr, Antonio V. Ramil, Shari Y. Reilly, Albert C. Rivera, Syuck Saito, Sanford L. Sanborn, Calvin Say, Lawrence Schlang, R.L. Scritchfield, Chauncey Seto, Edwin Shimoda, Rodney Shimoko, Nicholas Stronczek, Alan Subica, Walter Sullivan, Barbara Uyezu, Greg Voelkel, Joanna L. Watkins, Caryn Westergaard, Jarvis K. Wong, Sharon Yakushiji, Morton Yamasaki, and Charles Yang
*Please note this list will be updated quarterly
Accenture, Big Island Toyota Inc., Robert Borek, Michael Braham, Mike Ching, Colton Ching, Newton Chu, Wayne DeLuz, Frederick Edwards, Tom Edwards, First Insurance Charitable Foundation, Byron Fujimoto, Jason Fujita, Jeffrey Harris, Jason Haruki, HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jhamandas Watumull Fund, Robert Jones, Gordon Kagawa, KBRL Inc, Gabriel Lee, Ronald Ling, Jesus Lopez, Ellen Loucks, Arnold Martines, Corey Matsuoka, Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club, Ritchie Mudd, Ross Murakami, Par Hawaii Refining, Project Management, Inc., PTW, Inc., Retina Center of Hawaii LLC, Ronald K. & Lella E. Migita Foundation, Helen Shirota-Benevides, The Schuler Family Foundation, Jean Tsukamoto, Jeffrey Watanabe, Darryl Wong
Joshua Almanza, Anonymous, Casey Aytes, Joy Browning, Daniel Brunt-Martel, Roselle Chin, De Luz Chevrolet, David DeLuz, Ned Dewey, Jason Fleming, Beth Fujimoto, Hawaiian Cement, Galen Ho, Jack Wolfe Insurance Inc, JMS Holdings LLC, Brian Kakihara, Terrence Kong, Terry Ku, Kevin Kurohara, Earl Miyabara, Jon Miyata, Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc., Katherine Murayama, Kent Nielsen, Richard O'Malley, Carol Sakata, Michael Spencer, Mark Tanaka, Stanley Tokunaga, Harry Von Holt, Richard Wight, Bennett Wo, Michael Wood, Stan Wright, Scott Yoshihara
Rich Aisle, John Aki, Amazon Smiles, Anonymous, Christine Arafiles, Vilma Atiburcio, Amy Ban, Chad Basque, Daniel Belcher, Jon Blumhardt, Boozefighters Hawaii 199, Serry Borek, Debora Brown, Mark Burnett, Paul Campbell, Joseph Cardoza, Barbara Cargill, Eric Chow, Norman Chun, Udell Colleado, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Robert Denning, Paul DeVille, Colleen Diorec, Richard Ekimoto, Keetje Ell, Alex Erbe, Expert Exterminators Inc, Jerry Filush, First Hawaiian Bank Lihue, Wesley Fong, Gail Fujimoto, Vickie Fullard-Leo, Jason Furuta, Alexander Gaston, Arleen Gerbig, Mark Gerschoffer, Duane Hamada, Hamakua Energy, LLC, Tokio Harada, Hawaii Printing Corporation, Richard Henderson, Edward Hirata, Honeywell International Charity Matching, Akinori Imai, Alvin Imamura, Blake Isobe, Alfred Itamoto, J. Mark Johnson, Charles Kaaukai, George Kadoyama, Michele Kamau, Maj. Richard Keogh, Richard Kersten, Spencer Kimura, George Kodani, Lansdale Lau, Patrick Lau, Nelson Lau, Eleanor Leialoha, Robert Leopoldino, Uale Leung-Wo, Sergio Lugo, Adele Lum, David Mackay, Dawn Matsui, Teri Matsumura, Sachiko Matsushita, Declan McCarthy, Michael McMann, Judith Mendoza, Clifford Mercado, Satoko Miki-O'Donovan, Mary Nelda Miyashiro, Willson Moore, Fujiko Morita, Ann Nagamine, Keith Nagata, Mark Nakagawa, William Nations, Network For Good, Junichi Nomaru, Frederick Nonaka, Catherine Nozaki, Gordon Ogi, Elaine Oishi, Dave Okamura, Alan Okinaka, Karen Oshiro, Teresa Oshiro, Cub Pack 4071, Helen Paris, Braley Pastorino, James Patterson, Ruisheng Peng, Garret Pick, Kirk Powles, Henry Puulei, Celeste Rabang, Teresa Sakai, Sanford Sanborn, Bruce Shewalter, Robert Stubbs, Kevin Sugiki, Howard Sur, Ryan Tadaki, Kimi Takazawa, Evelyn Takazawa, David Tamura, Terri Tanaka, Lauralei Tanaka, Larry Tanimoto, James Tavares, The Greenspan Company, Jane Tome, Morris Toyooka, Lynne Uchima, Hilton Unemori, Richard Vierra, Marisa Wall, Stanley Watanabe, Russell Watanabe, Keith Webster, Dennis Whistler, Momi Williams, Kenneth Wong, Wesley Yamamoto, Corrine Yamane, Karen Yamauchi, Allan Yasue, Edward Yee, Stephen Yoshihara, Shari Young, Frances Yuan-Hayashi, John Zalewski
Donors Under $100
Gerald Alfiler, Eric Alquisa, Anonymous, Carol Aramaki, Robert Arthurs, Ivan Awa, Earl Batteen, Bobby Best, Wendy Botelho, Keneke Carvalho, Walter Chang, Barbara Ching, Evelyn Chong, Andrew Chun, Alfredo Corpuz, Costco Company Match, Leslie Crandall, Lynn Cuthrell, Sarah Date, April Dela Cruz, Jane Eckenrode, Andrew Endo, Margaret & William Enos, Jack Epstein, Emily Fay, Bobbe Fernandez, Christine Feurer, Roscoe Ford, Theodore Fukuda, Barbara Goss, Harold Goya, Nami Grafia, Estela Halverson, Gunnard Halvorson, Jay Hamai, Ivan Harada, Catherine Hare, Michelle Hashimoto, Grace Hawley, Richard Hays, Monica Heller-Hackett, Douglas Higa, George Honjiyo, Charlotte Huang, Lori Ann Ikeda-Ng, Paul Jensen, Mark Kaaa, Jean Kaanaana, Trinette Kaui, James Kawamoto, Laurie Kawasaki, Anne Kaya, M. F. Kendrick, Ronald Kihara, Joseph Kim, Art Kimura, Kimura Lauhala Shop, Edward Kobayashi, Lynwood Kobayashi, Mark Kunimoto, Martha Kurohara, John Lawler, William Lawrence, Jonathan Leialoha, Wendell Leite, Sandra Mactagone, Robert Manoske, Allen Marutani, Jeffrey Marzluft, James Mastin, Robert Matsuwaka, Howard Mau, Jean McMann, James Merrell, Shirley Miyamoto, Karen Morinaga, Tiffaney Mukai, Alan Murakami, Michael Murray, Richard Nagamine, Brian Nakagawa, George Nakano, Ryan Oda, Steven Ogata, Dennis Ohta, John Olszowka, Stanley Osada, Bert Oshiro, George Parsons, Edward Pettaway, George Poliahu, Marcia Prose, Walter Reardon, Lauren Rich, Winona Rubin, Calvin Say, Cynthia Scheinert, Dick Scritchfield, John Senda, Jean Shimabukuro, Allen Shiroma, Barbara Shrader, Kathy Sokugawa, Maria Solomon, Ethel Sueyoshi, Walter Sullivan, Ira Tagawa, Kent Takazawa, Frank Takenouchi, Tara Tarpey, David Tengan, Angeles Tongson, Nicole Toro-Padilla, Dolan Tsui, Edwin Ueda, Honest Uyeno, Geraldine Wahinehookae, Karen Wasko-Harada, Theresa Wee, James Williston, James Wyban, Teri Young, Renee Young-Chan