Gift In-Kind Wish List

The Western Los Angeles County Council is always in need of backup supplies to maintain facilities and to keep the council functioning. The cost of operating 3 camps and 4 offices can be very expensive. In-Kind donations help us keep the cost of our programs to a minimum.

If you are interested in donating any of the following items to help us keep within our budget and continue to serve more youth please contact:

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Western Los Angeles County Council
16525 Sherman Way Suite C8
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Office 818.933.0106

Ryan.Peterson@scouting.org

 

https://www.onecarhelpsscouts.com/

Heading off to camp next summer or playing sports this school year? Get your FREE physical out of the way now!

The Council has partnered with Exer Urgent Cares to provide FREE medical check ups for Scouts. For more information and to find a center near you go to one of the links below.  You can support Scouting and programming in the Council with a donation here http://EXer.kintera.org/

9:00am-3:00pm 9/16/17 Exer Northridge Sign up here

9:00am-3:00pm 9/30/17 Exer Sherman Oaks Sign up here

9:00am-3:00pm 10/7/17 Exer Calabasas Sign up her

The flyer can be found here!

 

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 RSVP NOW 

 Come celebrate the historic return of the NFL to LA while raising funds to help support Cub Scouts. Watch the LA Rams take on the 49ers on a outdoor screen at this special viewing party.

Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm

4910 Topeka Drive, Tarzana, CA 91356 

 Food, Drinks, Football and Games!

Putting Contest, Wine Pull, Silent Auction

Proceeds support Scouting in our community. Suggested Donation:$100

(Cost to fund one Cub Scout annually is $260)

Home of Sean Michaels

Food, Beverage and Valet Parking Provided

To RSVP, visit: rams.kintera.org  or

Ryan.Peterson@scouting.org or 818.933.0106

RSVP before we’re at capacity!

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The Western Los Angeles County Council has three camps from the canyons of the Palisades

Capital Improvements

Help to improve and maintain our camps, offices, and equipment – Contact us for current opportunities

 


Some of the ways to help give-back to Scouting

  • Give a cash donation
  • Make an income producing gift
  • Save capital gains tax by donating appreciated stock
  • Include our council in your will and estate planning
  • Contribute in honor and in memory of friends or family
  • Designate your United Way pledge
  • Obtain a matching contribution from your employer or union
  • Business deduction on full value of gift-in-kind donations
  • Encourage your company to support your volunteerism by becoming a corporate sponsor
  • Donate your automobile or boat

Scoutreach


Scoutreach Mission

To provide access and resources to culturally diverse youth and families who aspire to be part of the Scouting program and to provide and opporunity for reaching their maximum potential

Program

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The Scoutreach Division gives special leadership and emphasis to urban Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the Western Los Angeles County Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.

Today, young people are faced with many challenges as they often face fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods. Scoutreach meets the developmental needs of youth in urban settings as diverse as the Latino neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles and the housing developments of Washington, D.C.

Scouting, by emphasizing ethics and moral values, addresses many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest.

Our biggest asset in urban neighborhoods is a well-defined program based on values, learning-by-doing, fun, and positive role models.

Join Us

Help support Scouting in your community, for ways to support contact Maricela Orendain By Phone at(818) 933 0120 or by email morendain@bsa-la.org. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Maricela Orendain.

Endowment


Encouraging gifts to the Western Los Angeles County Council endowment fund is one of our highest priorities. To endow means to provide or to equip. An endowment gift ensures that the Council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community.

For the donor, an endowment gift says, “Scouting is important to me and my family.” It says that Scouting truly is a movement with a mission for me. It’s more than an organization; it’s a way of life. It’s what we say and do in the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law.

Ways To Establish 

An endowment may be established with gifts of cash, stock, real estate, bonds and other personal property of value. The authority to accept gifts is vested in the Board of Directors of the Western Los Angeles County Council. Endowment gifts may be established from a bequest in your Will. Further, an endowment may be established for the benefit of Scouting at your bank or trust company with the income payable to the Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Tax Benefits

Donations for an endowment qualify for a charitable contribution deduction, and may, avoid capital gains tax. If the endowment is established through your Will, there may be a reduction of your state and inheritance taxes. The Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) community based organization. Tax ID 95-2788856. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

To recognize such gifts, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers national awards for donors and the Western Los Angeles County Council. National recognition items are presented by the Western Los Angeles County Council to those donors who qualify for these awards:

  • The James E. West Fellowship Program
  • Second Century Society

Second Century Society and James E. West Fellows will be recognized on the Heritage Society Wall of Legends at the Council Headquarters.


James E. West Fellowship Award

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Western Los Angeles County Council endowment trust JamesWestfund. This contribution is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the donor’s annual gift to the Council’s Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone – an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council President, or District Chairman, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate or special Scouter.

Each donor is recognized with a personalized certificate, distinctive pin and an embroidered square knot which you may wear on your uniform.

There are several levels which are achieved with an accumulated level of giving to the James E. West Fellowship.  James e west knot       

  • $1,000 Bronze Level
  • $5,000 Silver Level
  • $10,000 Gold Level
  • $15,000 Diamond Level

 

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Outright gifts of $25,000 or more payable over 5 years,  or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more, to Western Los Angeles County Council. Each donor is recognized with a personalized certificate and distinctive pin which you may wear on your uniform.

  • Bequest in a will or council
  • Charitable gifts, such as unitrusts, annuity trusts and lead trusts.
  • BSA Gifts Annuities or BSA Pooled Income Fund gifts.
  • Life insurance or retirement plan designation.
  • Other deferred gifts approved by the Council.

Contact R.C. Peterson for more details (818) 933-0106.

 

Matching Gifts & Volunteer Grant Program

Double your donation!  Below is a partial list of employers in our region that offer gift match programs. If you do not see your employer listed, please check with your HR or benefits department to ascertain if your company offers such a program.

Another unique and important component of local corporate giving is a Volunteer Grant  Program. For example, the Boeing Corporation has such a program. For every hour an employee volunteers for non-profits  Boeing contributes $10.00 to the Scouting. If an Assistant Scoutmaster (and Boeing employee) recorded  that they volunteered 40 hours in one quarter with Scouting, Boeing would provide a check for $400 to Scouting.

Adding up all the Boeing employees in the Council that volunteer with Scouting as ACMs, Cubmasters, parent volunteers and more can result in significant and needed funds for the programming you support…and this is just one company that assists organizations such as Scouting!

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
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Please check with your human resources and/or benefits department to see if your employer participates.

The following local companies offer gift match programs for their employees:

  • AAA
  • Apple Inc.
  • AutoZone
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Blue Shield
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Coca-Cola
  • Disney
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • eBay
  • Exxon Mobil
  • GE
  • Google Inc.
  • Honda
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Pepsi
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Raytheon
  • Sony
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Time Warner
  • Verizon

If your employer participates in a corporate giving program and is not displayed here, please contact our Development Team for assistance. Ryan Peterson can be reached at (818) 933-0104.

Friends of Scouting


 

First, the basics: Friends of Scouting is your council’s annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting (or FOS) represents the council’s largest source of income.

During the campaign, a volunteer will visit your pack meeting or troop court of honor to explain the campaign and make an appeal for your support. You’ll be asked to make a tax-deductible pledge to your local council.

The natural next question is: Why should I give money to my local council? Many councils answer this with what’s called “The Iceberg Analogy.”

The Iceberg Analogy

The thinking here is that Scouts and volunteers see only 20 percent of what councils provide to members. There’s a whole lot more beneath the surface.

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What do councils provide? In other words: What’s beneath the surface?

  • Volunteer and staff training
  • Insurance coverage to protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members and properties
  • Support staff for registration, publications and other program support
  • Camp promotion for Cub Scout day camps, Boy Scout summer camps, high-adventure bases and more
  • Camp rangers to keep the council camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families
  • Camp equipment, like tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of council camps
  • Recognitions for leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects and help in many Scouting roles
  • Professional staff to work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fundraising programs, conduct training, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for district, camps and programs
  • Administrative needs, including postage, computers and links to the National BSA computer system, copy machines, folding machines and a printing shop
  • Service centers to provide additional support to volunteers
  • Audio-visual supplies used in training, at camps and in volunteer meetings
  • Postage to mail materials to leaders, parents and youth members
  • A council website to keep you informed
  • Reference publications and resources, including program planning kits and to camping cookbooks
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for disadvantaged young people

As you can see, there’s more happening at your council than the average volunteer sees. And it can’t happen without the support of volunteers like you.

For $260 you can sponsor the membership of one Scout for a year. It is a great investment in our kids and the community we live in.

All amounts are welcomed.

Click here  to see if your employer makes matching gifts – your pledge could be worth twice as much!

Pay by check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) to support the council’s operating budget today, or give us a call to schedule billing arrangements. 818.785.8700

To donate online Click here

 

Scoutreach


Scoutreach Mission

To provide access and resources to culturally diverse youth and families who aspire to be part of the Scouting program and to provide and opporunity for reaching their maximum potential

Program

daycampclimbing

The Scoutreach Division gives special leadership and emphasis to urban Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the Western Los Angeles County Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.

Today, young people are faced with many challenges as they often face fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods. Scoutreach meets the developmental needs of youth in urban settings as diverse as the Latino neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles and the housing developments of Washington, D.C.

Scouting, by emphasizing ethics and moral values, addresses many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest.

Our biggest asset in urban neighborhoods is a well-defined program based on values, learning-by-doing, fun, and positive role models.

Join Us

Help support Scouting in your community, for ways to support contact Maricela Orendain By Phone at(818) 933 0120 or by email morendain@bsa-la.org. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Maricela Orendain.