Friends of Scouting (FoS)

The Western Massachusetts Council is the largest Council in Massachusetts serving the 4 western most counties. The Council is staffed by 4 experienced professional Scouters and a small support staff helping to deliver the Scouting program to over 100 Scouting units. We are joined by nearly 60 charter partner organizations sponsoring Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring units in our Council. The Council’s goal is to be the premier leader in youth development. This is reflected in the Mission Statement of the Council:

The mission of the Western Massachusetts Council is to prepare youth in Western Massachusetts to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Building on an already strong tradition of youth and community service, the Western Massachusetts Council will develop and provide the highest quality Scouting program in its geographic area to accomplish the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and in doing so be recognized and accepted as the premier leader in youth development.

Click here to see a map of Western Massachusetts Council’s Districts.

Your gift is a tax deductible donation, Western Massachusetts Council, Inc. is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization. Our Tax ID is 04-2104279.

Schedule a Unit FOS Presentation

Unit Leaders - To schedule a Friends of Scouting presentation or to learn more about it CLICK HERE!


Donate Today

You can use the online form below to make a donation now or a pledge to pay later before the end of the calendar year  

  • Pay Now: Make a gift by credit card using the online form below
  • Pay Later: Pledge a gift with the option for reoccuring payment


Help keep Scouting strong here in Western Massachusetts by becoming a Friend of Scouting!


File Name Description
FOS Incentive Flyer 2024 Download
Pledge Authorization Form: One-Time or Reoccurring Gifts Download