Thanksgiving; Black Friday; Cyber Monday; #GivingTuesday…Say What?

We have a day for giving thanks followed by two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated worldwide to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea to help your family, your community, your company or your organization find a way to come together to give just a bit more. Then because it is a social media event, tell everyone you can about how you are giving and invite them to do the same.

On #GivingTuesday, join us to become part of a global celebration in this new tradition of generosity. You can help your local council, help BSA plant a million trees, further the mission of Scouting, send a Scout to camp, or support our Veterans at Summit Bechtel Reserve and help build this new national High Adventure base, all by heading to on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, #GivingTuesday. On that day, you’ll find a special landing page for the big event that will help you give to any or all of the above listed services.

Support provided to local councils can also me made at by inserting your zipcode into the Give to Local Scouting box on the lower left. Those contributions will be used for camperships, scholarships, program supplies for youth activities, volunteer training, and camp and service center maintenance.

When you give to the National Council, it helps with the development of program materials and resources, infrastructure support for local councils with program materials, resources and support for Scouting programs. The National Council also develops professional and volunteer training materials.

As you know, the success of Scouting depends on those who support it. Please help Scouting provide the resources necessary to make sure every youth can benefit from Scouting’s fun, exciting, adventure-filled activities that foster character, honesty, respect and life-long values.

Your financial investment, plus your time and talent, is among the greatest gifts you can give. Take a moment to make an investment in your community’s future and help ensure the continued legacy Scouting by visiting

With your help, we are changing and saving lives!

Darryl Alder
Darryl is a retired career Scouter with more than 30 years of service. These days he is a Scouting Ambassador and serves on the Council Membership and Marketing Committee. However, his pride in Scouting is his volunteer service as an Associate Advisor, Varsity Scout Coach, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Chartered Organization Representative, and Commissioner.

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