Friends of Scouting

Upcoming Friends of Scouting Receptions
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 6:00 PM | The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth, NH
  • Monday, April 17, 2023 | 6:00 PM | Area 23 in Concord, NH

Join loyal Scouting volunteers, parents, donors, and community-minded business leaders to celebrate Scouting in New Hampshire. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. There is no cost to attend.


With your support, the Daniel Webster Council brings the nation’s highest quality Scouting programs to youth throughout New Hampshire. Friends of Scouting is the giving campaign to support the annual operating budget of the Daniel Webster Council.

As a Friend of Scouting, you can:

  • Help more youth be tomorrow’s responsible and caring citizens.
  • Ensure high-quality experiences for your Scouts with more camps, programs, and fun!

It costs over $375 a year to support each of the over 5,000 young people in Scouting in the Daniel Webster Council. Your donation helps ensure that the Scouts in New Hampshire will continue to get the training and preparation they need to become future leaders who are citizens of character and service.


  • Resources and training for 3,253 registered adult volunteers to deliver quality programs.
  • Weekend & summer programs in quality camping facilities.
  • All funds are raised and invested locally.
  • 86% of donations go directly to program support.

A small window of opportunity exists to impact a child’s character – Invest Today!

Federal Tax ID number – 02-0222115

This TIN/EIN is for the use of the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America. The tax exempt status of any Pack, Troop, Crew, or Post is associated with their chartered or participating organization. The tax identification number cannot be used by any group; only Daniel Webster Council.

Presenter and Unit Resources


The Iceberg Analogy

The natural next question is: Why should I give money to my local council? Many councils answer this with what’s called “The Iceberg Analogy.”

The thinking here is that Scouts and volunteers see only 20 percent of what councils provide to members. There’s a whole lot more beneath the surface.

They support you, the volunteer, so you have more time to enjoy the life-changing fun of Scouting.

What do councils provide? In other words: What’s beneath the surface?

  • Volunteer and staff training
  • Insurance coverage to protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members and properties
  • Support staff for registration, publications and other program support
  • Camp promotion for Cub Scout day camps, Scout BSA summer camps, high-adventure bases and more
  • Camp rangers to keep the council camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families
  • Camp equipment, like tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of council camps
  • Recognitions for leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects and help in many Scouting roles
  • Professional staff to work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fundraising programs, conduct training, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for district, camps and programs
  • Administrative needs, including postage, computers and links to the National BSA computer system and copy machines.
  • Service center to provide additional support to volunteers
  • Audio-visual supplies used in training, at camps and in volunteer meetings
  • Postage to mail materials to leaders, parents and youth members
  • A council website to keep you informed
  • Reference publications and resources, including program planning guides and popcorn resources
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for disadvantaged young people

As you can see, there’s more happening at your council than the average volunteer sees. And it can’t happen without the support of volunteers like you.