Donate : Where your Money Goes

Scouting funds are received through a variety of broad categories. Thanks to you and others, Scouting is a top program in our area.  

  • 3.7% Endowment Generated Income
  • 1.5% Other Revenue
  • 0.5% Fees from Governmental Agencies
  • 1.8% Legacies & Bequests
  • 7.3% Foundations & Corporations
  • 20.3% Friends of Scouting/Individual Contributions (Direct Mail, Executive Board, Staff, and Community Divisions)
  • 28.4% Camping & Activities
  • 36.6% Fund-Raising Events (such as Golf Tournaments, "Good Scout" Award Luncheons and Dinners.)

What are some of the things the Greater New York Councils does for the community and its volunteers?

There are many services that the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America provides. Here are just some of the highlights:

Our Clerical Staff

  • Handles registrations, BOYS' LIFE magazine subscriptions, advancement records, membership, training, and answers numerous Scouting questions daily.
  • Provides, without charge, dozens of regular and special forms, applications, certificates and literature.

A Trained, Full-Time Staff Helps Units With

  • Informal training in unit operation, committees, commissioners, roundtables, meetings, conferences, courses and district and council activities that directly benefit leaders and units.
  • Contacting community resources (clubs, churches, government, etc.), securing help for all units that they alone could not obtain such as the use of parks, recreational areas, use of buildings for special affairs, picnic areas, camp sites and swimming facilities etc.

The Council and Field Executives Help

  • Produce district and council calendars and schedules, programs, kits, and special aids to assist leaders and their committees.     
  • Recruit and maintain a corps of commissioners to help unit leader and committees.

The Council Provides The Leader With

  • A library of films, videos, cassettes, projectors, and screens for use in training, as well as Alpine Scout Camp and William H. Pouch Scout Camp promotional programs, at no cost to the unit.
  • Formal training courses complete with training literature and materials, etc., and all the staff time included in the council budget.


  • The Council maintains three camp properties: Ten Mile River Scout Reservation, Alpine Scout Camp and William H. Pouch Scout Camp for year-round camping and employs full-time rangers to maintain the facilities and help units with the program.
  • Partial scholarships or "camperships" are provided for any Scouts with financial need.
  • The Council coordinates expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch, National Scout Jamborees, and other National High Adventure Camps.

To Help The Leader Develop His Program, The Council Provides Without Charge

  • Program planning charts and a calendar of activities, meetings and special events, roundups, camporees and Scout Anniversary kits, posters, and other materials.
  • Materials, books, pamphlets, folders, videos, and special help from the National Council and cooperating organizations.

To Protect The Unit Leader, The Council

  • Maintains a health and accident insurance policy covering health care costs for both registered youth and adult members.
  • Maintains a liability insurance policy which protects all leaders in the event of a suit arising from Scouting activities.
  • Has staff members available on what is practically an around-the-clock, around-the-calendar basis to meet any emergency.

Most of all, your contribution goes towards helping New York City youth to experience the program that is Scouting and everything it stands for. Children learn responsibility, trust, loyalty, kindness, service, and compassion through programs and activities that build a child’s self-esteem and character. Your dollars support these programs, and we are deeply grateful.