Time, Talent and/or Treasure
You don’t have to wear a uniform or even work directly with young people in order to have a direct impact on the Scouting program. While the most identifiable, and certainly the most important asset to youth is the uniformed volunteer leader, there are many ways that parents, alumni and friends can have a direct impact on the delivery of the program. The Chickasaw Council annual budget is set around the specific systems Scouting has used for over 100 years to deliver the program. Some of the annual services provided by the Chickasaw Council include:
- Starting new units
- Recruiting and training volunteers
- Community Service Projects
- Maintaining camping facilities
- Organizing events
- Providing opportunities for disadvantaged youth
- Creating opportunities for advancement
Most people give back to Scouting by donating their time, talent and/or treasure.
There are many short-term projects in need of volunteers. Serving on a specific activity, sitting on a standing council committee or working directly with youth are great examples of specific needs. Click here if you would like to volunteer your time.
Individuals have specific skills, or talent. While some volunteers are great working with Scouts, others may be able to help give strategic guidance to a council committee or special event. Consider giving leadership or support to one of our executive activities by providing your talent/s. Click here if you would like to volunteer your talent.
All great campfires have plenty of wood to keep them going. Likewise, the Chickasaw Council will continue to grow brightly for the next 100 years with the generous financial support of our friends, families and alumni. Click here to keep the campfires burning.
Friends of Scouting
Funding the annual services provided by the Chickasaw Council to our youth with cash donations continues to be our greatest need. This funding supports the annual budget and specifically targets Scout families, alumni, and business. Our largest source of fundraising is the Friends of Scouting campaign. Click here for more information about Friends of Scouting.
The Council is always in need of budgeted supplies or equipment. New items such as program or food supplies for camp, office supplies, even heavy equipment are always needed and can be part of a tax-deductable gift. Check often to view our updated "Needs List".
Is Scouting in your will or estate plans? A lasting gift to the Chickasaw Council Endowment Fund will help secure the future of Scouting in the Mid-South. Click here for more information about the Chickasaw Council Endowment Fund.
Annually, The Chickasaw Council hosts several “Special Events” to help drive funding through active participation by local business, community leaders and sportsmen. These include dinners, a corporate golf tournament, a sporting clays tournament and a fishing tournament in the Florida Keys, to name a few. Click here for more specifics.
The Boy Scouts of America was one of the founding agencies of the, United Way, nationally. The Chickasaw Council has had a strong partnership with the United Way of the Mid-South as well as the community United Way agencies in the Mississippi Delta. The Chickasaw Council is grateful for this relationship, however, United Way funding only amounts to 13.1% of the annual operating budget and has become more restrictive as to the programs they fund. If you chose to give through your local United Way Campaign, please donor designate your gift to the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America, by clicking here.
To speak with someone further about supporting Scouting in the Mid-South, contact the Council's Scout Executive, Richard Fisher at 901-327-4193 or RIchard.Fisher@scouting.org.