Friends of Scouting

Rip Van Winkle Council serves more than 1,000 youth members in Ulster and Greene Counties, providing values-based and character-building programs. Young people in Scouting learn skills, practice peer leadership, and build character and confidence through year-round outdoor experiences.

The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides an opportunity for families and community members to support Scouting.Your support provides many outdoor camping programs, enrichment programs for at-risk youth, and service programs that in turn support the greater community.

The annual estimated cost to provide these opportunities is $110 per youth member. We invite you to consider supporting a year’s worth of adventure for one Scout. Please know that a gift of any level is impactful and appreciated. Many employers match their employees' donations or recognize their volunteer service hours.

Please visit your human resources department to see if they can double the impact of your gift to Scouting.