Financial Support

Community Friends of Scouting (FOS)
Financial support comes from many different sources. We run a variety of special events such as Golden Eagle Dinners and Luncheons to honor community leaders, plus Golf and Sporting Clays Tournaments. All of these and more, tell the story of the council, and raise funds to support our numerous programs. Strong family and corporate support allows us to make focused efforts within our communities for major gifts. Hundreds of companies, organizations, and leaders not even registered in Scouting continually make the Mobile Area Council their charity.
Family Friends of Scouting

Provides families opportunities to underwrite the cost of their children’s Scouting experience. Your financial support
enables volunteers and professionals of the Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to achieve Scouting’s mission.
Join our Partner in Character Campaign by printing out the form, add your pledge, and fax it the office…we will mail
you the recognition items.

Major Gifts & Trust Account
Planned Giving

Your gift is invested in a Mobile Area Council Trust Fund and only the interest may be used for programming. The principal may never be used, so your gift is one that lasts forever. Life Insurance policies, Wills and Bequests are the most familiar and widely used way to benefit Scouting at some
future time. It is how many donors choose to establish a legacy after their lifetime.

James E. West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local Council Trust Fund. This contribution is in addition to and does not replace the donor’s annual gift to the Council’s Friends of Scouting and Family Membership Enrollment Campaigns.

The 1910 Society

The 1910 Society membership is available to donors who make gifts of $25,000 or more in cash, securities, land, long-term pledges, or other property suitable to the council’s trust fund.

The Founders Circle

The Founders Circle recognizes deferred gifts designated to council trust funds of a minimum value of $100,000. These gifts come from charitable bequests, charitable trusts, annuities, life insurance, or other gifts as approved by the council.