Ten Things You Can Do to Support Scouting
- Enroll your children in Scouting.
They will love it and thank you for it!
- Become a BSA volunteer.
With the enormous time pressures in their lives, America's youth need time well
spent. Whether you volunteer as a den leader, Scoutmaster, or merit badge
counselor, Scouting will be worth your time and effort because of the benefits
it provides to youth.
- Tell your neighbors and friends about Scouting.
Youth love Scouting and its activities, but they love it even more when their
friends are involved.
- Get your place of worship involved in Scouting.
Churches, synagogues, and mosques are great places for Scouting activities. The
Boy Scouts of America supports the strong ideals and values that families are
looking for today.
- Write a letter to your local newspaper.
The Boy Scouts is a great organization that builds character and values. Tell
other people about it!
- Write a letter to your United Way.
The Boys Scouts of America is one of the founding organizations of the United
Way. The Boy Scouts of America and United Way have a long relationship. Many of
the more than 1,400 local United Way chapters support the BSA. Let them know
what a great job Scouting is doing in your community.
- Write your local school board president and principal.
Thank them for the opportunity to use their facilities for Scouting activities,
for the use of their bulletin boards to get information to youth, and for the
access their school provides to help get information to parents of Scouting-age
- Call your local Boy Scout council.
Tell them how much you appreciate what the organization is doing in your
community to build tomorrow's leaders. You can also visit the BSA Web site at
to locate your local
- Organize a Scout color guard for local athletic events or city council
It is important for people to see Scouting as a meaningful and vital part of the
- Financially support a youth in need.
Everyone who shares BSA's strong values should be able to participate in
Scouting. Contribute to Scouting and you will change a life. Visit our Web site
make a donation.