The San Diego-Imperial Council serves over 15,500 youth in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. A budget
of over $5.8 million provides the facilities, support materials, programs, activities and leadership for the
local Scouting community. The Friends of Scouting Campaign (or annual campaign) focuses on raising a
significant portion of this budget. The campaign is planned, directed, and conducted by volunteers. Each
volunteer team has a professional advisor (usually a District Executive) to assist with information,
training and supplies to conduct the campaign.
The campaign is broken up into three sub campaigns:
Family Campaign - the campaign that gives families who participate in Scouting the opportunity to
support. Funds are raised through presentations made by volunteers to families of Scouts at a special unit
event such as a Blue & Gold Banquet or Court of Honor.
Community Campaign - the campaign that gives local businesses and community leaders in the district the
opportunity to support Scouting; often times a community campaign has a breakfast or lunch event in the
district where local business and community leaders are invited to support Scouting.
LDS Campaign - the campaign that focuses on raising money through the local Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints; each stake directs their local wards in running an independent FOS campaign.