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What is Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting is an annual campaign where the Bay Area Council asks Scouting families, businesses and civic-minded citizens to support our mission of providing the Scouting program to thousands of Scouts all along the Texas Gulf Coast. One-hundred percent of funds generated stays local to support the youth in our area.
Why should I give to Friends of Scouting?
Friends of Scouting has to provide 30 percent of the money needed to operate the Bay Area Council's Scouting camps, programs and facilities for a calendar year. That's almost one-third of the budget. These camping and training facilities are the "outdoor classrooms" in which Scouts have fun, learn leadership skills and develop into better young men and women. The Bay Area Council spends approximately $200 per Scout each year to deliver these benefits and much more.
We need your support. Participate and become a Friend of Scouting.
Please consider a donation to the Friends of Scouting campaign. No gift is too big or too small. For more information about Friends of Scouting please contact the Council Service Center at 409-744-5206.
Friends of Scouting is Tax-deductable.
Your donation is 100 percent tax deductable. For companies, a W-9 acknowledgement can be sent with your tax donation receipt. Your Friends of Scouting donation will also qualify for Company Donation Matching Programs, so your gift could be worth twice as much. (Any donation given directly to an individual unit is not tax-deductable and cannot qualify for Matching programs because a unit does not fall under the Council's 501c3 due to chartering.) If your company has a matching gift program, only you can initiate and send in the form to the Council office. Once the form is received, then the Council can finish the process with your company. Please check your company website or Human Resources for specific information. If you give through your company with United Way, please make sure you mark off your allocation for BAY AREA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS. Then you can be assured that your money is staying locally for your youth.
**TO DONATE ONLINE: To donate directly online or by mail via payments, please register below.
**TO MAIL A CHECK DIRECTLY TO THE COUNCIL, please use the form below. Mail to: Bay Area Council, 3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551. (Please put Friends of Scouting - LDS on the Check Memo line.)
Thank you for supporting Scouting in the Bay Area Council.
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