Support Your Council
The annual membership fees, event registrations and Scout Shop product sales only cover a portion of the costs to bring Scouting to the youth of the Coulee Region. We get a portion (about 4%) from United Way, but a sizable share of the Council’s budget is acquired through various donations and contributions. We have many diverse opportunities to participate in local events that help fund Scouting which, ultimately, serve our youth through a combination of fun, skills enhancement, fitness, leadership opportunities and personal growth.
Boy Scouts of America has a new way to give directly and securely through A Place To Give.
(Use your own Zip Code, or our council’s…54601)
Become a “Friend of Scouting“
The income of the Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America comes from many different sources. The single largest source of income in providing Scouting’s character development program to over 6,000 youth right here in Southwest Wisconsin and Southeast Minnesota is the “Friends of Scouting” campaign.
Among other opportunities to contribute to the Council:
Art Anderson Print – The first of a print series suitable for framing.
Endowments – Help with long term financial support
Friends of Scouting – Help cover the actual cost of Scouting for a year for a Scout
Golden Eagle Dinner – Late Winter banquet featuring a top notch speaker and one of our own Eagles
Golfing for Scouting – 18 Hole scramble event with give aways, prizes, and a silent auction
Hike-A-Thon – returns for 2012! Youth and units can help grow Camp Decorah and improve the facility
Lawn Social – Annual event bringing major contributors together for an evening of fun.
Shotgun Shoot - Has been a past favorite
Popcorn – This program involves the scouts and units within the council. Click for links and resources.
Plus, many corporations have matching fund raising grants. For the investment of a little time (but no more dollars) on your part, the Council can receive yet more funds to support the growth of the youth in our area.