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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

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 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.