How Local Councils Are Funded

Local councils are funded through:

  • Friends of Scouting donations
  • Special events
  • Product sales such as popcorn
  • Legacies and bequests
  • Foundation grants
  • Local United Ways
  • Activity fees from summer camp, camporees, etc.
  • Investment income and endowments

How Local Councils Use Their Funding

Local councils provide support for units in their service area; therefore, funds are typically used to:

  • Maintain camp properties and the council service center
  • Provide insurance
  • Maintain membership records
  • Pay salaries and benefits to employees
  • Purchase program supplies for youth activities sponsored by the council
  • Provide volunteer training