Friends of Scouting

Dear Scouting families,

We hope each of you are doing well and that you have had the chance to #ScoutOn with us as we work to deliver Scouting in a virtual setting. As we work hard to deliver Scouting to you, the Grand Canyon Council and Pinnacle Peak district are also doing some important things to help continue Scouting not just today but for years to come.

We want to share with you an opportunity that we hope you can take advantage of with us to help support our unit through Friends of Scouting. Volunteer grants and matching donations may be available from your employer, and best of all, it supports local Scouting and helps our unit. If you are unfamiliar with these programs, volunteer grants come from an employer to qualified non-profits in recognition of the volunteer hours you give to the organization. Matching donations can double, triple, and even quadruple your individual contribution to Scouting as the match and multiply your contribution.

The Boy Scouts of America even has a tool to help you and your families identify which employers participate and how to apply.

Through this tool you can help our unit’s Friends of Scouting and the Grand Canyon Council in just a few short steps.

1. Search your employer and learn if and how they participate.

2. Follow the instructions provided to utilize the volunteer grant or matching donation programs.

3. Once completed, email us and our District Executive Matthew Hill, the confirmation. By emailing us, we can make sure everything is credited to you and our unit correctly.

4. Feel great that you helped our unit, district, and the Grand Canyon council to offer Scouting for many years to come.

If you have specific questions about utilizing these resources, in most cases, the tool provides the best person to contact within your company. You can also contact our District Executive to seek help from the District and Council team as they are happy to help.

Thank you very much for your support of Scouting, Friends of Scouting, and the Grand Canyon Council

Matt Hill
District Executive