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  Support the Bay Area Council, BSA

Become a Friend of Scouting

As one of the premiere youth development organizations, the Bay Area Council celebrates 100th years of serving youth in 2019. Providing youth with the life skills to positively affect their lives and those around them is the foundation of Scouting.  

You can help build that foundation by investing
in the future of Scouting.

Scouting is made possible through the generosity of volunteers, families, community members, and companies who all believe that a strong foundation of character and leadership developed in youth leads to stronger, more productive lives. 

Friends of Scouting is the Bay Area Council’s annual giving campaign for individuals and companies to make a 100% tax-deductible gift to support Scouting in Brazoria and Galveston Counties. 

Every dollar raised stays local to support our youth.

By investing in this campaign, you support local Scouts including those with financial needs, a camping property that hosts numerous year-round camps for our Scouts, and adult volunteers who help lead the Scouting program.

Invest in the next 100 years of Scouting. Become a Friend of Scouting today.


Matching Gifts

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts of America. Visit your Human Resources/Personnel Department for more information.

Volunteer Gifts

Many companies recognize volunteer time through donations of grants to non-profits. This means that for each hour of volunteer time you serve, employers may donate funds to support the Bay Area Council. Visit your Human Resources/Personnel Department for more information.


United Way

United WayThe Bay Area Council is a proud supporter of United Way and it's mission.

Our State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) Book Number is #339004. Thank you for choosing us and our mission.



Friends of Scouting Community Events

Alvin/Manvel Community Leadership Gathering

Angleton Community Leadership Gathering

Brazosport Community Leadership Gathering
August 24, 2023 Brazosport College

Friendswood/Pearland Community Leadership Gathering

Galveston Community Leadership Gathering
March 9, 2023 Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center

League City Community Leadership Gathering

Texas City Community Leadership Gathering

West Brazos Community Leadership Gathering


More Giving

Your support helps the Boy Scouts of America continue their mission to improve the lives of Scouts across America.


Local Donation

The best way to support the BSA financially is by making a contribution directly to the local council that serves your community. By giving to your local council, you are directly supporting Scouting programs where you live — programs that clean up your parks, gather food for the area needy, and even help your community prepare for disaster. Please use our Zip Code which is 77551.

Support your local council


Vehicle Donation

Did you know that you can donate your used car, motorcycle, boat, RV, Vespa or just about any motor vehicle to the Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Vehicle donations can be a really good way of investing in Scouting. Okay, so you may not have a Ferrari in the garage, but if you've got a used car, motorcycle, boat or RV sitting idle, running or not, we can help you move it and get you a nice a tax benefit. BSA takes care of all the paper work, the pick-up of the car, handling the title transfer and you get a tax write-off. 

Get started


Memorial Donation

Do you know someone who loves what Scouting stands for, or maybe they love the outdoors, or helping their community? Make a donation in the name of that special someone. For more information, please contact Sonya Harvey at


Donor Advised Gifts

The Boy Scouts of America Donor Advised Funds permits donors to make an irrevocable gift to further of the mission of the BSA and, potentially, other qualified charities.

Learn more


Planned Giving

In addition to gifts made during the donor's lifetime, the BSA Foundation can accept a wide range of planned gifts. These include bequests, estate gifts, retirement plan beneficiary designations, charitable trusts, and annuity gifts.

Learn more


Corporate Giving & Sponsorships

Scouting's core values also likely compliment your company's social responsibility goals. Scouting stresses character, leadership, community service, and environmental stewardship. It also instills a sense of achievement for youth of all races and economic backgrounds.

Learn more about how your company can partner with the Boy Scouts of America.


Eagle in Flight

The Bay Area Council has developed an endowment fund to support Camp Karankawa and the Scout Service Center. The endowment fund is permanent with the annual earnings being used for property improvements, capital needs and annual operations.

The Eagle in Flight program is an opportunity for parents of Eagle Scouts to give a lifetime honor to their son, or for current Eagle Scouts to name themselves as an “Eagle in Flight” recognition recipient. Additionally, any interested person may honor someone with this lifetime recognition (such as a Scoutmaster, community leader or long-time Scouter.)

Participation is easy - Simply complete the form below and return it to Bay Area Council, BSA, 3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551, with your contribution of a minimum of $1000. You may also make a pledge to be paid over the current year.

As recognition, each “Eagle in Flight” recipient will have their name displayed on the “Eagle in Flight” wall at the Scout Service Center in Galveston.

Download Eagle in Fight Sponsorship Form here

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