Support Our Youth

   

You can help improve the lives of our youth by donating in time, talents or money to the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Your efforts benefit the more than 12,000 registered youth, of which 33% represent low income, minorities, and special needs youth, who turn to the Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America each year for quality leadership development programs.

Contact Carlton Crump for more information regarding donations, fundraising, and supporting the BSA of Mecklenburg County.

Funding and Donations

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!

Funding and Donations

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!

Friends of Scouting

Your gift makes a difference!


More than 13,000 Charlotte/Mecklenburg youth take part in the once-in- a lifetime adventures and character building programs that can only be found in Scouting. In doing so, they discover skill they never knew they had and develop into the leaders we will need in the years to come.


Last year the 243 Scouts who earned their Eagle rank gave 36,498 hours back to our community in service. Hundreds of Scouts came together to collect 260,000 pounds of food to feed Charlotte’s hungry. Scouts are more likely than non-Scouts to graduate from high school and to stay away from drugs.


Scouting makes a dramatic, positive impact on the youth of Charlotte, on our families, and communities, but it can’t happen without your support. Your gift to Friends of Scouting provides trained leaders, program materials, camping facilities, and insurance for safe and fun experiences. The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides 37% of our Council’s budget. It is because of the generosity of our Scouting families and community supporters that the amazing benefits of Scouting are possible in Mecklenburg County.


Your gift to Friends of Scouting ensures:

  • Every youth in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area has the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstance.

  • First class camping programs at Belk Scout Camp and Grimes Camp.

  • Support and training for more than 3,000 volunteer leaders that make the Scouting program possible.

  • Materials and program development for the exciting, once in a lifetime experiences that can only be found in Scouting.

  • A safe and fun Scouting experience with insurance for Scouting activities.


The success of Friends of Scouting is vital to the success of the Scouting program in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area. You can make a gift at an upcoming unit presentation or click here to make a gift today (hyperlink to donate now).

 

Click here for more information on how to make a gift of stock. (hyperlink to stock info pdf).
 

We hope you will join us in supporting Friends of Scouting campaign. Your support is needed and greatly appreciated.
 

Donate Your Car


Do you have a vehicle or boat that you no longer use and you’d like for someone to take it off your hands in the name of a great cause? The Mecklenburg County Council participates in the Donate for Charity Donation Program. You can donate a car that no longer want or need, receive a tax deduction, and designate Scouting to receive the proceeds from the sale of the car.

 

The donation is tax deductible and pick up is fast and free. Forget the hassle of trying to sell your car and help Scouting in Charlotte!

https://www.onecarhelpsscouts.com/

or visit www.donateforcharity.com

Memorials and Tributes


The Mecklenburg County Council has a Memorial/Tribute Fund established for itsScouters and supporters to make living and lasting tax deductible contributions to the Scouting program. Contributions may be made for any amount as a living memorial or lasting tribute to a departed relative or in honor of someone.
 

Condolences, recognition or congratulations may be expressed through the use of the Memorial/Tribute Fund, when material gifts or remembrances may not be desirable or appropriate.


Upon receipt of a contribution, the Council will mail a nice card to the family or group in whose memory or honor the gift is made and send an acknowledgement to you.


For more information on memorial donations contact Terrie Bailey with any questions at 704-342- 9343.

Other Ways to Make an Impact

  • 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.

  • Advanced Gifts: Provides council board members and larger donors the opportunity 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 significant contributions at three recognition levels.

  • Leadership Dinner: This dinner provides corporate sponsorships at eight levels to support Scouting’s work all year.

  • 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.

Matching & Volunteer Grants

Matching & Volunteer Grants

Matching & Volunteer Grants

Volunteer Grants Only

Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants

Does your company have a matching gifts program? Does your company contribute to your non-profit organization for the hours you volunteer? Many companies like Duke Energy, Bank of America and Microsoft not only match employee’s financial donations dollar for dollar, but also provide volunteer grants for the hours you volunteer to Scouting or your favorite non-profit organization.

Together, these “supplements” to your donations of time and money helped local Scouting last year to the tune of over $40,000. In these days of a tough economy and United Way decreases, this is a way to leverage your dollars to support Scouting.

Here are some easy steps to secure a matching gift or volunteer grant:

 

  1. Determine if your company makes matching gifts or does volunteer service grants. Check with your HR department or your online employee website. NOTE: The matching gift list below is incomplete and not all local matching companies may be listed.

  2. Make your annual donation to Scouting and mark on your pledge card that your company does make matching gifts. List the name of the company.

  3. Fill out the matching gift or volunteer grant form. Often this can be done online or at least print off a receipt and mail it into the Council office.

  4. For matching gifts: 

    • When your pledge is paid, we will verify your donation on your company’s website or via the form that you sent into the Council office. The company usually pays the matching gift in the following fiscal quarter.

  5. For volunteer grants:

    • On the volunteer grant paperwork you list the hours you have volunteered in Scouting. We verify the number of hours to the company and a check is sent. Many times the more volunteer hours served, the larger the amount.           

 

A couple of items to note: 

  • The matching gift amount is not to be listed as part of your personal pledge on the card. It is a company gift. However, the matching amount does count for your personal recognition level. (For example: a $1,750 personal gift plus an equal company match would qualify you for a higher level.

  • In order for the matching gift to be counted in Friends of Scouting to help Scouting in the current fiscal year, a personal pledge must be paid and the gift verified by the Council by the third quarter of the year. This gives the company time to send the matching gift to Scouting before year end.

 

Thank you for your gifts to Scouting! We hope this will help you realize the maximum return on your investment in our young people.

 

Here are some of the companies that we know have matched gifts to Scouting and have volunteer grant programs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a full list of companies with a history of matching gifts to the Mecklenburg County Council, click here.

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