As we all face COVID-19, we know that there is not a single person who has not been affected by the pandemic and that this year will be especially challenging for many of our families, volunteers and donors.
During this time, the entire world has come together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal as we face the uncertainty around us. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping us all get through this. Together.
Funding the Scouting movement in this environment is incredibly difficult, but the mission of the Boy Scouts of America must continue. Our Scouts need and deserve it. We are asking you to join us in making sure that happens by supporting the Baden-Powell Council during #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
We won’t know to what degree local Scouting will be impacted by the pandemic until much of it has ended, but we do know that impacts will include:
- Cancellation of events and transition to online programs
- Potential closure of summer camp programs and loss of camp revenue
- Staff and volunteer absences
- Technology and resource deficits challenging staff ability to work remotely
- Disruption in donations from families that help to support Scouting
- Future inability of families to afford Scouting programs and camps
- Decline in number of families we will be able to serve
As part of #GivingTuesdayNow we ask you to help us stay on course. As a key supporter, please consider making your contribution as early as possible this year, complete payment on your pledge as soon as you can, and to be as generous as your means will allow.
Please visit www.bpcouncil.org/donate to support us through Friends of Scouting during #GivingTuesdayNow, on May 5, 2020.
As we practice physical distancing, we can still remain connected through acts of kindness and generosity. Physical separation does not mean we cannot provide the financial, emotional and social supports that nurture our families and communities. The Baden-Powell Council is committed to making the investments our Scouts and communities need, but we can only do that with your help.
Thank you for helping us keep Scouting strong in the Baden-Powell Council.