- GIVE NOW / Friends of Scouting
Families are key to making the Friends of Scouting
campaign a success!
Annual fundraising campaign that provides Scout families, community organizations and local businesses the opportunity to support Scouting in Chester County. This giving campaign accounts for 16% of the council's annual budget for Scouting programs.
Currently, the cost of delivering Scouting to the youth in Chester County is approximately $216 per member. You know personally what a difference the Scouting programs and camps of the Chester County Council make in the lives of the boys you serve. Please know that all gifts of support are always greatly appreciated.
There are several recognitions available for donors. We offer the beautiful CCC 2017 FOS shoulder patch. This recognition item is only available to FOS contributors who give at least $216.00.
Other recognition levels are $432.00+ to receive a BSA 2 sided blanket with carry harness; $600.00+ also receives a BSA summit backpack/cooler; and $1000.00+ additionally receives the limited edition print, Heritage Trail, by Eagle Scout Water Color Artist Richard Bollinger, or a framed 4-year FOS Patch set, which is only available through the Chester County Council!
- United Way Donor Designation
The Chester County Council is a member agency of the United Way of Chester County and Southern Chester County.
If your workplace supports the United Way, you may designate the Chester County Council as recipient of all or part of your contribution by writing in the designation box "Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America".
For the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, specify Code # 0009.
In the state of Delaware, specify code #1883. We are also approved to receive designations from other regional and national United Way organization as well as the Federated campaigns run within government offices & military bases. In most cases you will write in our name but it is best to ask your coordinator for any specific instructions to make sure the Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America receives the designation. Thank you!
For additional questions, call the Chester County Council at (610) 696-2900 x121
- Matching Gifts / Volunteer Grants
What is a matching gift?
A matching gift is when a company, organization, or group you work for or belong to matches a percentage of your direct contribution to a non-profit
organization, such as Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Some match 1:1 others 2:1.
to search for your company’s matching gift program.
This link will take you to the portal of participating companies where you can sign up to double your donation today! Thanks!
What is a volunteer grant?
Corporate volunteer grants, also known as Dollars for Doers grants, are programs established by companies to encourage their employees to
get involved in community service. Through volunteer grant programs, a company gives money to non-profit organizations, such as Chester
County Council, Boy Scouts of America, based on how many hours its employees spend volunteering. Each company has slightly different
guidelines, but there are a few common elements. An individual employee must meet a minimum number of volunteer hours in a year before a
grant is disbursed.
The time you already spend implementing Scouting programs including outdoor programs and leadership counts as volunteer hours at
the unit, district, and council levels!
to search for your company’s volunteer grant program.
This link will take you to the portal of participating companies where you can sign up for a volunteer grant today! Thanks!
What is the money from a matching gift or volunteer grant used for?
Matching gifts and volunteer grants are intended for the parent organization, (Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America), to support the annual
program, and we must substantiate our status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the match or grant to be approved. Every gift contributed is
recorded and the appropriate recognition and reporting requirements are followed.
For more information please email Beth Ferstler, Development Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her
at 610-696-2900 ext. 117.
- Gifts in Kind
Gifts in Kind or "Project sales" are an integral part of our annual Friends of Scouting campaign.
Gifts in Kind help...
||Identify special sources of income
||Interest new contributors in specific line items of the budget
||Upgrade existing contributions to new levels of giving
Listed below are three different types of projects.
||Gifts in Kind: Rather than a cash gift, specific budget items can be provided, such as office supplies (paper, computer supplies, envelopes, etc.) food items for camp (chicken, frozen foods, etc.), and other materials for camp (lumber, paint, etc.). Items contributed are given fair market value and charged to the proper budget account. Note: The item must be a budgeted expense for the current budget year.
||Donated Services: Rather than a cash gift, a needed service is provided, such as printing, vehicle maintenance, etc. Note: The item must be a budgeted expense for the current budget year.
||Cash Gifts: Cash that is given to support a specific line item in the current year's budget. A donor may choose a budget item of particular interest to designate the funds such as recognition awards, school night materials, program helps, Eagle Scout award kits, Scoutreach scholarships etc.
If you or your company / employer would like to underwrite or provide a gift in kind or service, please contact your district executive or Rick Curth at 610-696-2900 x 121 or email@example.com for a detailed list of "project sales".
- Founders Circle
The Founders Circle recognizes deferred gifts (or planned giving) designated for council endowment funds. This includes charitable bequests in a will or trust; BSA gift annuities or pooled income gifts; or life insurance or retirement plan designations.
- 1910 Society
Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America honors that special date by presenting the 1910 Society award to donors who make gifts of $25,000 or more to their council endowments. These gifts can be in the form of cash, securities, land, five-year pledges, or other property.
- James E. West Fellowship
James E. West was appointed to the position of Chief Scout Executive in 1910 by the founding leadership of Scouting in America. West worked with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest T. Seton, and many interested community leaders to give direction to the infant program of Boy Scouts of America. On January 2, 1911, West and others formed the National Council, B.S.A. During that year the Scout Oath, Law, badges and fundamental policies were established. Under his leadership over the next 33 years, Scouting grew and matured into the program we recognize and enjoy today.
The James E. West Fellowship Award is a recognition authorized by the National Council, B.S.A. and presented by the Chester County Council for individuals and chartered units who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Chester County Council Endowment fund. This contribution is in addition to, and should not diminish or replace, the donor's annual gift to the Chester County Council Friends of Scouting Campaign.
Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone -- an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council, District or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one. There can be no finer honor paid to a Scouter than to be named a James E. West Fellow, indicating that the nominee is in the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as was James E. West. Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own “lengthened shadow” as they help ensure the Scouting legacy by helping create the financial stability needed to carry Scouting in the next century.
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