Support Us

Thank you for supporting the Scouting program in the Twin Tiers!

Did you know that cash contributions from individuals and corporations provide over 25% of the program cost of Scouting? Your contribution is vital to maintaining and improving our Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, and Camp Gorton programs. It also ensures that families from all backgrounds can participate in Scouting activities. On behalf of the youth and volunteers in the Twin Tiers region, THANK YOU for all that you do for Scouting!

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Friends of Scouting (FOS)

This is our annual campaign to generate unrestricted contributions, which allows the Council the greatest flexibility for using funds. Your tax-deductible gift supports:

  • District-level youth activities such as Cub Scout Camp-o-Ree and Klondike Derby
  • Volunteer leadership training such as BALOO and ITOLS
  • Start-up funding for new units for basics such as flags and banners
  • Camperships for Camp Gorton summer programs
  • Hiring professional staff to design and execute top-quality Scout programs
  • Administrative and promotional support for units
  • And so much more!

Other Ways to Support Scouting

For more information on how to provide support for the following, contact Scout Executive Brad Bodoh.

Endowment Fund This is an investment fund designed to grow over time. New donations will be added to the principal, and interest generated by the capital in this fund is used to support programming and other expenses. 

Fundraising events are held throughout the year, including:

  • Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
  • Joseph J. Monago Five Rivers Council Golf Tournament
  • Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
  • A Night on the Town
Gifts in Kind

Gifts in Kind are non-monetary donations of services or goods to the Council. Check out our wish list for Camp Gorton or choose from the following:

  • Construction, plumbing, or maintenance services
  • Building materials or supplies for various projects
  • Advertising and design services
  • Tires, vehicle, and boat oil, or gas or propane (camp vehicles and mowers)
  • Office supplies
  • Food
  • Activity equipment – aquatic, shooting, geocaching, various sports, etc.
  • Facilities & maintenance equipment – water tank, mowers & blades, tools, etc.
Sponsorships Associating a company’s, group’s, or individual’s support with a particular cause can make a lasting impact on a Scout and the community.  Sponsorships may be customized and are available in many categories.
Tribute/Memorial  Donate in honor of someone for recognition by the Five Rivers Council.
Camperships Financially assist a Scout and their family to have a summer camp experience.
Friends of Camp Gorton Focused fundraising and capability building for Camp Gorton