Dollars for Doers
Many of you may not be aware of a great program that can help support the Scouting Movement here in Baltimore and specifically the Harford District.
The Program is called “The Dollars for Doers Program”.
The program is a way for your company to thank you for the volunteer service you provide to the local community by making a charitable contribution to a non-profit of your choosing based on your hours served.
The program does not ask you, the volunteer, for any additional funds to support scouting, as many of you already graciously give of your own money to help scouting progress into its next 100 years. It simply asks you to log the hours you already spend Scouting so your company can reward you and The Boy Scouts of America for your service.
We all know that the old adage of 1 hour a week for a Scouting volunteer is just ridiculous! Volunteers in Scouts serve countless hours to make sure that the young men we serve have the best program available. Below are some Scouting hour averages, just some food for thought:
Weekly meetings: 1.5—2 hours
Weekend camping trip (Friday-Sunday): 20 hours
Cub Scout Day Camp (Monday-Friday): 45 hours
Summer Camp Week (Sunday-Saturday): 84 hours
Certain companies, such as Verizon, will give a charitable gift of $750.00 for simply volunteering 50 hours a year with The Boy Scouts of America. This is money that can be used for things like maintaining camp, supporting scholarship programs the Baltimore Area Council has for scouts with financial hardships to register or to attend camp, and membership materials used to recruit new youth into this great program. In 2011 those membership resources recruited a 10% increase in Cub Scout youth into Scouting Units in Harford District.
Contained within this booklet is a list of all of the companies that we are aware of that support a “Dollars for Doers Program”. Please take some time to review the list to see if your company can reward you and The Boy Scouts of America for the countless hours you spend making sure our kids have what they need to succeed.
If your company does support the program, please email Brandon Gething (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know as well as find out more information about how this helps support Scouts. Thank you for your dedication to the Scouting Program!!!
Click for a list of “DOLLARS FOR DOERS” Companies.
Simply contact your HR department to get the necessary paperwork.