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How Your Gift Helps

Contributing to the Boy Scouts of America created opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation. Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

By contributing to Scouting, you will have a profound impact on America. More youth will experience the program that will further instill values and character in their moral fiber. Your gift truly will have a direct impact on our world. Imagine if all of our leaders today lived their lives according to the Scout Oath and Law.


Additional Ways to Support Scouting

Matching Gifts

Workplace Giving/Matching Gifts
Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts of America. Some companies even give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer.

Check with your Human Resources, Financial Department, or Employee Services Department, for your company’s matching gifts program details. You can also contact our accountant Stacey Dunphy at 815-397-0210 or Stacey.Dunphy@scouting.org.


Merit Badge Sponsorship

Investment in Character
The merit badge program was created by the Boy Scouts of America to spark
the interest and imagination of a young person in a particular area.

Some merit badges are likely to develop interest in a hobby, some help spark curiosity about a potential career path, and some are focused on the developing Scout and helping them grow into the best version of themselves.

When you choose to sponsor a merit badge, your organization has the opportunity to give so much more than dollars to the Scouting program.
There’s a good chance you are passionate about the skills fostered by the merit badge, and you have a genuine interest in sharing your passion with the young people working on the merit badge.

 



McHenry Legacy of Service Award Dinner

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

The McHenry Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations within McHenry County that make a significant impact in the McHenry County Community through volunteer service or advocacy.  Recipients are selected and are honored at the annual Legacy of Service event in front of community leaders and peers.

Honoring:
Veterans Path to Hope

Providing Veterans Assistance Programs

McHenry County Marine Corp League Detachment #1009

Preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps



Rockford  Legacy of Service Luncheon

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

The Rockford Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations within Rockford that make a significant impact in the community through volunteer service or advocacy.  Recipients are selected and are honored at the annual Legacy of Service event in front of community leaders and peers. This year we are honoring first responders: Winnebago Sheriff Department, Sherriff Gary Caruana and FOP 50; Rockford Police Department, Chief Carla Redd and PB&PA Unit #6; Rockford Fire Department, Chief Michele Pankow and IAFF Local 413.

 

 



Blackhawk Area Council Annual Golf Outing

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 19th, 2023

The Golf Outing benefits the Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America serving over 4,000 youth in 12 counties. Individual golfers, foursomes and a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to support Scouting.

 

 



Sporting Clays For Scouting

Mark your calendars for September 8-9, 2023

Join us for a day of fun, camaraderie, and great sport! Our beautiful sporting clays course is made up of report pairs and true pairs that will engage a first-time shooter and challenge any experienced shooter nestled in a beautiful forest setting.
Last year we  featured  a premier Friday afternoon flight, followed by a steak dinner and drinks!  We will have a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for you to support Scouting.

 

 


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Login as you normally would. Select your charitable organization Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. That’s it! AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Blackhawk Area Council, and it costs you nothing. Please share this to all your parents, friends and leaders.


Friends of Scouting

FOS, or Friends of Scouting, is the council-level annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting represents the council’s largest source of income.