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Friends of Scouting!

Thank you for taking a moment to consider a gift to Scouting! We appreciate you and all you do for the young men and women in our program!

San Francisco Bay Area Council continues to provide families with a world class program of character development, citizenship education and leadership skills to families in our community. These programs will serve young people throughout their lives.

In 2019, we welcomed 257 new Eagle Scouts into the Eagles Nest and encouraged and supported nearly 9,232 young men and women in our programs. Combined these young people contributed 81,850 hours of community service to Alameda, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

Friends of Scouting is the only time we ask the community in general to contribute to the council. The SFBAC provides many of the services we all rely upon. Including:

  • Training for our 3,200 volunteers
  • Year Round upkeep of our council camps (Camp Royaneh, Rancho Los Mochos and Wente Scout Reservation)
  • Professional Staff
  • Support Staff
  • Camp Promotions
  • Administrative Support
  • The Service Center in San Leandro
  • Reference Publications and Resources

We hope you see the value in Scouting and make a contribution benefiting our Scouts. It takes us $5.2 Million dollars to support our youth. Approximately $509 per youth. We ask that you give what you can to support a Scout. Don’t give until it hurts your family but give until you feel good about supporting your boys.

We need your support!

For more information, please contact Tim Welty, Field Director at  To make a gift to Scouting, mail to the San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577-1514.

Workplace/Matching Gifts - Increase Your Boy Scout Support

Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer. Check with your human resources department for more information.

Matching Gifts Company List

Matching Gifts Instructions

Stock Donations

Stock transfers are an easy and convenient way to support Scouting. You can donate stock to the San Francisco Bay Area Council to support the Friends of Scouting Campaign, a gift to the Endowment Fund, to the Capital Campaign, or any other general contribution.

In order to make a stock transfer, contact Frank Yoke, Deputy Scout Executive at 510-577-9221 or at for specific transferring directions or donate on-line.

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