Contributions to your Juniata Valley Council are invested by the Executive Board to provide essential services and programs for units, training for leaders and youth, maintain Seven Mountains Scout Camp.
… many other direct services for leaders and units:
The Scouting program in your Juniata Valley Council is funded in several ways – all of which work together, and depend upon one another, to provide a successful Scouting experience for youth.
Assisted by their parents or guardians, boys and girls in Cub Scouts, and young men and women in Scouts BSA and Venturing pay their share from personal savings and participation in money-earning projects.
Members buy their own uniforms, handbooks, and personal equipment and pay their own camp fees.
Financial resources for our Juniata Valley Council, BSA (the local nonprofit corporation chartered by the National Council) come from several sources. These include an annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, United Way of Centre, Huntingdon, and Mifflin-Juniata Counties, foundation grants, special events, project sales, investment income, trust funds, bequests, and gifts of real and personal property.
These funds provide for professional staff supervision, organization of new Scouting units, service for existing units, training of volunteer leaders, and maintenance of council camp. They also finance the operation of the local council service center, where volunteer leaders can obtain literature, insignia, advancement badges, and other items vital to the program. In addition, the service center maintains advancement and membership records.
Weekly or monthly dues and funds from approved money-earning projects meet expenses for supplies and activities in the Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, and Venturing Crew. These monies help pay for camping equipment, registration fees, Boys’ Life magazine, uniform insignia, special activities, and program materials.
Each chartered organization using the Scouting program provides a meeting place and adult volunteer leadership for its BSA unit (s). The chartered organization and local council must approve unit money-earning projects before the launch of the project.
Funds to support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America come from registration fees, local council service fees, investment income, Scouting and Boys’ Life magazines, sale of uniforms and equipment, contributions from individuals, and foundation grants. These monies help to deliver the program of the BSA (through four regional service centers and more than 300 local councils) to chartered organizations that use the Scouting program to meet the needs of their youth.