|Formerly known as the annual “Friends of Scouting” campaign. It costs the Pacific Skyline Council approximately $185 per Scout per year to provide the necessary resources and service to support local Scouting units. This money goes to pay for the operations of the Council including:|
- recruitment flyers and marketing resources.
- phone and utilities at the Council's two service centers and three camps.
- mortgage on the Foster City service center.
- postage and printing.
- administrative staff who provide services including maintaining advancement, training, and membership records, making camp and facility reservations, administering the web site and managing accounting functions.
- professional staff who provide services including supporting, managing and advising recruitment efforts, camporees, Cub Scout day camps, Cub Scout family camps, District Pinewood Derby races, adult and youth trainings, Scouting for Food, Merit Badge Midways and outreach programs.
- Ranger staff who provide services including camp maintenance, customer service, management and oversight for capital projects.
- Liability and property insurance.
Fair share is the part of the Council's operating costs that fall to each Scout and his family. A contribution $175 (or more), is much appreciated. Participation at any level is important.
In addition to individual families, the council asks local businesses, civic clubs and individual donors for their financial support. The question often asked is "How many of the Scouting families have contributed?" These groups often base their decision to support Scouting on how many of Scouting's families help bear the costs of operating the council.
Contributions to Fair Share are tax deductible. You will receive a "Thank-You" letter from the Council substantiating your tax deductible contribution.