Finance

2017 Friends of Scouting

 

 

 

 

 

Harford District FOS Chairperson

Robert King 443-467-1974

Friends of Scouting is the one time each year when parents, volunteers, and Friends of the District are asked to contribute financially to support the Baltimore Area Council. 

Friends of Scouting funds go toward behind-the-scenes expenses the Baltimore Area Council incurs during the year that we are able to take advantage of. Examples of expenses include: Operating costs for the council camps, the Scout Shops and the Council Service Center; District and Council programs and activities (such as Day Camps and Camporees), Adult Leader Training,  and paid Accident and Sickness insurance coverage for all registered youth and leaders. Friends of Scouting donations also provide Campership Assistance for Scouts whose families would not otherwise be able to afford to have their child join Scouting or to send their child to camp. 

Questions? Contact our Friends of Scouting Chair, Robert King at raking89@comcast.net

Thank You for your generous support of Friends of Scouting and the Baltimore Area Council! 

 

Matching Gift and Dollars for Doers 

Dear Volunteers,

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.

Login Procedures

Verizon Employees:

 

T. Rowe Price employees:

  • Ask your Human Resources Department for a ?Dollars for Doers? form that will be filled out by you and turned into the Baltimore Area Council for verification.
  • When submitting your form to the Baltimore Area Council please send to Jenna Welle

     
Constellation Energy employees:
  • Employees must register into the intranet system to become recognized community volunteers.
  • The steps are as follows:
    1. Home
    2. People
    3. Employee Involvement
    4. Power of Caring (Under Quick Links)
    5. Log my independent hours (IVA)

 

"Dollars for Doers" Companies

AAA of CA,NV,UT
Adobe Systems Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices
American Electric Power
Aetna
Allstate
Altria
American Century
American Express
Ameritech
AMP, Inc.
ARAMARK
Aspect Telecomm
AT&T Wireless
Bank of America
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd
Baxter Allegiance
Bay Networks
Inc./Nortel
Becton Dickinson
BellSouth
Best Buy
Binney and Smith Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
BP
Bright Horizons
Family Solutions
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Butler Manufacturing
C & S Wholesalers
Campbell Soup
Cargill
Champion International
Charles-Schwab
Chase
Chevron Texaco
Chicago Tribune
Cinergy Foundation
Cisco Systems
Citigroup
Clorox
ConocaPhillips
Cooper Industries
CUNA Mutual Group
CVS Pharmacy
Dayton-Hudson
Deluxe Corp
Dreyers Ice Cream
Duke Energy
Eastman Kodak
Easton Corp
Eat N Park Hospitality
Eli Lily Company
ExxonMobil
Fannie Mae
Federated Department Stores
Fireman?s Fund
First Union Corp
FMC Technologies
Freddie Mac Foundation
GA Natural Gas
Gap
GEICO
General Motors
Genzyme Corp
Gillette
GTECH
Guidant Foundation
Halliburton
HB Fuller
Hoffman LaRoche
Honeywell Aerospace
Hospital Corporation of America
HSBC NA
IBM
ING
International Paper
JCPenney
JM Family Enterprises
Jostens Company
JP Morgan Chase
Kimberly-Clark
Kindmark
Kodak
KPMG
Land O?Lakes
LBG Associates
LCRA Energy
Levi-Strauss
Lincoln Financial Group
Marathon Ashland
Maritime Life
MasterCard
Mattel
McCormick
McGraw-Hill
Mead
Medtronic Inc
Memorial Healthcare systems
Mercury Marine
MGM Mirage Voice
Microsoft
Millimore Foundation
Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance
Mobil Oil
Monsanto Company
MONY
Morgan Stanley
Motorola
National Semiconductor Corp
New York Life Insurance
Nike
Northwestern Energy
People Energy Corp
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Pillsbury
Pioneer Investments
Pitney Bowes
PNC Financial Services Group
Portland General Electric
PPG Industries Foundation
Prevea Healthcare
Procter and Gambrill
Providian Financial
Prudential
PSE&G
Quaker Foods
Qwest
R.R Donnelley and Sons
Readers Digest Foundation
Reliant Energy
Reliastar Financial Corp
Residential Peoples Energy
Reynolds & Reynolds
Rodel
Rohm and Haas Company
Salesforce.com
Salt River Project
Safeco Insurance
Sallie Mae
Sam?s Club
S.C Johnson
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Siemens
Sprint
StanCorp Financial
Standard Insurance
Starbucks
State Farm Insurance
Saint Paul Travelers
Sun Micro systems
Symantec Corp
The Star Tribune
TGS Nopec
3M
T.Rowe Price
TELUS
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Timberland Inc
Time Warner
Tyco
United Defense
UNUM Corp
Verizon
Virginia Power/North Carolina
Power
Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
Washington Mutual
Weyerhauser Company
Whirlpool
Wisconsin Public Service Corp
World Bank Group
Zebco-Motorguide Corp

 

If your company does support the program, please email Brandon Gething (bgething@baltimorebsa.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. 

 

James E. West Award - Endowment 

Endowment is becoming an ever-growing program in the District and Council. By giving at least $1000.00 dollars to the endowment fund, you will help perpetuate scouting financially forever. You can do this through your will, your estate, cash, or stocks/bonds. Your money is invested in a high yield account and only the interest it generates is used. Therefore, your gift is giving to scouting forever.

A James E. West award is a wonderful way to honor the Eagle Scout in your family.

If you are interested in learning more about the Endowment program, please contact Brandon Gething bgething@baltimorebsa.org or by telephone 443.573.2526