Iron Horse District Friends of Scouting

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Family IIC   Patron Lunch   Community Leadership Breakfast

Popcorn   James E West



Danny Himmelberg
Friends of Scouting Chair


2019 Family Friends of Scouting

2019 Goal: $88,500.00 

Led by Jeff Hopkins, 2019 Iron Horse Friends of Scouting Family (FOS) Chair, the 2019 Family FOS Campaign is off to a great start!  This campaign provides families in each unit in Iron Horse District the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the Heart of America Council to support its day-to-day operations.  Without your support, the level of programming and services provided to the youth in Iron Horse District and throughout the Council would be diminished.

The current cost to deliver the Scouting program in the Heart of America Council is $180 per Scout per year.  Friends of Scouting presentations take place during pack and troop meetings or you may be contacted by a volunteer from your pack or troop to consider a gift.

The Family Friends of Scouting program will provide free rank advancements to each unit which reaches their goal.  Family Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for Scouting families to directly support the Scouting program their Scouts enjoy.

Are you looking to make a recurring donation?  Did you miss your unit's Presentation and need to make a gift?  Are you looking for an easy and secure online way to make a donation on behalf of your unit to the campaign?  Click Online Iron Horse Family Donation to make your financial contribution now!

Thank you for making a financial contribution through the Iron Horse District to Heart of America Council!  Without the financial support of our families, many of the services available to units such as youth camperships, camp staff scholarships, adult leader training, insurance, full-time staff at the office and camps, and recruitment and marketing materials would be severely compromised or unavailable.

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2019 Unit Popcorn Sales

Annually, units have the opportunity to sell popcorn as a way to pay for their program.  The Heart of America Council proudly supports this sale by providing logistical, training and financial incentives to help units fundraise for the necessary dollars to run their programs.  More than 70% of the total gross sales of popcorn stay with the unit and council to help operate Scouting in the local area.

More details about the updates for the 2019 program coming soon! 

James E West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for those who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and should not diminish or replace, the donor's gift to the council's annual Investment in Character campaign. The award is named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man". Recognition items include a personalized certificate, square knot, lapel pin and their name on a plaque for display in the Starr Scout Service Center.

For more information on becoming a James E West Fellow through the Iron Horse District, please contact Val Schaff.