Support Scouting at the Jersey Shore

Ways to Support

Through the financial support of individuals, businesses, United Ways and revenue from our popcorn sale and special events, Jersey Shore Council is able to deliver a quality program to more than 6,000 young men and women in the communities served in Ocean and Atlantic Counties. Scouting is 100% locally supported, so what's raised here stays here.

Your help can provide our Scouts the tools to learn valuable lessons in leadership, teamwork, the importance of helping others, and caring for the environment that will be carried on throughout their lives. In addition to learning new skills and abilities, these young individuals are learning the importance of setting goals and the sense of personal accomplishment realized upon reaching those goals. With your support, Scouting can inspire a generation of future leaders and their families, who without you, might not have the opportunity to join Scouting.

There are a multitude of ways you donate to Scouting whether it through our annual appeal or through one of our special events your gift supports local Scouting.   The buttons below provide donors the opportunity to financially support Scouting by making a gift that is directed towards our various FOS campaigns and special events.


Friends of Scouting

An investment in Friends of Scouting investment helps to fund the following local programs in each of the districts:

  • District Merit Badge Fairs, Webelos Woods, Klondike Derbies, Pinewood Derbies, and other Cub Scout + ScoutBSA Camporees. 
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for youth who could otherwise not participate
  • The Toms River Scout Service Centers which coordinates Scouting activities and provides customer service.
  • Accident and liability insurance to protect youth and adult members
  • Professional staff who counsel, guide and inspire volunteer leadership.
  • Camps and facilities for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events
  • Opportunities to attend summer camp and high-adventure events
  • Advancement programs that recognize Scouts meeting the learning and achievement goals they set


Northern Lights District: Help support these programs for our families Northern Ocean County families by donating at this button!

Northern Lights District

Southern Shores District: Help support these programs for our families in Atlantic County and Southern Ocean County by donating at this button!

Southern Shore District


Fundraising Events


Loyal Buffalo

Each year the Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council honors outstanding individuals from Ocean & Atlantic County for their dedication and service at our Annual Loyal Buffalo Reception.   At each year’s Loyal Buffalo Reception, we will be recognizing our recent class of Eagle Scouts and a local Good Scout Honoree.   Event Sponsorships for this event can be found at the button below.

Loyal Buffalo


Ocean County Garden Party

The Ocean County Garden Party is held in generously hosted annually at a generous Scouting’s supporter home.  The event features a Good Scout Award that is presented to an individual in the local community that exemplifies that Scout and Law in our local community.  Event Sponsorships for this event can be found at the button below.

Ocean County Garden Party


Ocean County and Atlantic County Distinguished Citizen Award Receptions

The Distinguished Citizen Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the values which are the cornerstone of the Scouting movement.  Recipients are leaders who have made significant contributions to life in Ocean and Atlantic Counties through unselfish leadership in business, education, government, industry, social work, and youth development. Event Sponsorships for this event can be found at the button below.

Ocean County Distinguished Citizen Award

Atlantic County Distinguished Citizen Award


Sporting Clay Tournament 

Enjoy a day of shooting at the Annual Clay Shoot! Whether you are a life-long firearms enthusiast or a newcomer to the shooting sports, this outing will provide you and your guests a safe and thrilling day in a beautiful and relaxing setting at Red Wings Sporting Clays in Port Republic, NJ.

Sporting Clay Tournament