For generations, Scouting has transformed the lives of thousands of youth right here in Southeast Texas. Scouting is made possible through the generosity of volunteers, families, members of our community and companies who all believe that a strong foundation of character and leadership developed in youth, leads to stronger more productive lives.
There are many ways that you can participate in this campaign, either as a fundraising volunteer, by making a gift to our Friends of Scouting and by being an ambassador of Scouting using your network, both personal and on your social media accounts. Every dollar raised stays right here in Southeast Texas to support the youth in our own communities.
We hope that you will find something that not only excites you but also gives you an opportunity to give back to a program that has shaped the lives of great leaders for well over a century. We need your help in Building Stronger Communities…together!
Friends of Scouting is the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual campaign for individuals and companies to make a 100% tax-deductible gift to support Scouting programs. The Sam Houston Area Council will invest over $250 in each of our approximately 46,000 youth in 2020 alone. By making an investment in this campaign you are supporting families who are in need of financial assistance in order to participate, five year-round facilities including four camping properties and the Cockrell Scout Center, and an infrastructure designed to support over 16,000 adult volunteers who bring Scouting to life. Friends of Scouting is the most cost-effective way to support Scouting programs.
Matching Gifts: Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts of America. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting, check with your employer to see if your time and contribution could be matched!
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The Sam Houston Area Council serves approximately 40,000 youth in 16 counties in Southeast Texas through dedicated service and leadership of approximately 12,000 adult volunteers. Scouting is completely funded by the generosity of those that believe in its mission.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.
Scouting has long been a program that has instilled values, morals, character and leadership skills into the youth of today in hopes of a brighter future for us all. Through Scouting youth learn to work together in teams, to overcome challenges, and to learn how to fail and demonstrate resilience.
Through Scouting youth learn character through service in the community annually giving back over 400,000 hours of community service.
Through Scouting youth are thrust into leadership roles where they learn to lead their peers with the support of volunteers who guide their journey. Scouts are afforded the opportunity to practice and hone their leadership skills in a low risk environment, creating a world class incubator of leadership unmatched by any other organization in the world.
Scouting impacts our community in so many ways, but not without your support! Watch this video to see how your gift makes a difference.
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