Friends of Scouting

Friends of Scouting is the annual fundraising campaign to raise the operating funds necessary to provide a quality Scouting program in Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council.

For a copy of our Friends of Scouting Brochure, FOS Brochure 2017.

The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

  • Raises 100% of its dollars locally
  • Receives no National Boy Scout funding
  • Uses ALL of the dollars raised to support youth in our community

The cost to support one youth in Scouting per year is $300.

Your contribution will help fund:

  • Service to Scouts
  • Maintenance at camping facilities
  • Leadership training for youth and adults
  • Program equipment including: canoes, boats, archery equipment, and camping equipment
  • Provide programs and activities for Scouts (day camp, Camporee, Scout-O-Rama)

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts is a great way to contribute to Friends of Scouting!  Many employers will match your charitable gift to Scouting.

These are some of the companies that we know will match your gift:

Adobe, Alaskan Airlines, Apple, Applied Materials, Aspect, Avago, Bank of America, BD, Blackbaud, Citrix, Dell, Driscoll’s, Ericsson, F5 Networks, Genentech, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Involved, KLA Tencor, Lam Research, Linked In, Netflix, PWC, Rovi, SalesForce, Samsung, SAP, Simpson Manufacturing, Hewlett Foundation, Veritas, Workday, Yahoo!

If you do not see your company listed, please check with your HR department to see if your company participates.

If you have questions, please contact Director of Field Services, William Albrecht at 408.638.8356 or