The Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been building character and instilling values in young people since 1915. Always in strong partnership with the religious, civic and business communities, Scouting teaches traditional values, respect for God and Country, life skills and responsible citizenship to generations of area young people. Scouting provides the youth of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County with activities and programs outside of school hours which are safe, productive and structured.
America has changed over the years, but the Boy Scouts continually strives to help each boy reach his highest potential and your contribution is directly applied to the growth and future of our boys.
With your gifts, we’re reaching more boys than ever!
Traditional Scouting serves Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing in over 200 neighborhoods, including those that are fragile and threatened. Learning for Life provides life skills, career guidance and ethics education to school aged boys and girls through Learning for Life Groups and Explorer Posts. In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and other community organizations, Scouting provides special needs students with life skills experiences and special field days through traditional Scouting and Learning for Life. MCC's Special Initiatives program provides paraprofessional leadership, uniforms, books, transportation, camp and activity fees for over youth in communities and fragile neighborhoods. Reaching out to emerging cultures through the Hispanic emphasis initiative as well as support to Charlotte’s Asian communities
You can help shape America's future by investing in Scouting TODAY!
Other Ways to Invest in Scouting's Future
Advanced Gifts: Provides council board members and larger donors the oppurtunity to set the pace for the total campaign. To learn more about Advanced Gifts, contact Carlton Crump, Development Director.
Board Division: Offers individual donors the chance to make signifigant contributions at three recognition levels.
Leadership Dinner: This dinner provides corporate sponsorships at eight levels to support Scouting’s work all year.
Friends of Scouting Kick-off and Good Scout Award Breakfast: This special business breakfast invites selected individuals to hear an outstanding community leader, learn about Scouting’s impact first hand and pledge support at the $500 level and up. To learn more about the Breakfast, please contact Gary Moore, Field Director.
Endowment Fund: This is a permanent fund that is invested with the interest going back to support Scouting. There are many ways to make a lasting impact into the council's endowment fund.
The James E. West Award is a minimum of $1000 gift to the council's endowment fund. During the 100th Anniversary the council is conducting a campaign for 100 James E West Awards.
100 For the 100th
Friends of Scouting (FOS): 2015 FOS Brochure
Scout Family: Families who use the Scouting program directly are given the opportunity to support the overall effort through unit presentations and follow up.
Scout Community Campaign: A grass roots campaign of Friends of Scouting and alumni who believe Scouting builds leaders and better citizens for the future.