Friends of Scouting
The annual Friends of Scouting Campaign is critical to the success of scouting in the Virginia Headwaters Council. It allows us to continued to deliver the program and activities that build round rounded youth. This year, more than ever, your support is needed, please consider donating using the donate button below.
[Video coming soon]
The Virginia Headwaters Council serves 3,288 youth including cub scouts, Scouts BSA and venturing scouts. The council has added 12 new units, including 7 female troops.
Every year, scouts in the Virginia Headwaters supports local food banks by participating in Scouting for Food. In the past year, scouts have collected 37,000 lbs of food that is distributed those in need in our communities.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Headwaters Council has continued to support our youth participants, holding virtual camporees, supporting online troop and pack meetings, and online merit badges.
In the past year, 130 scouts in the council have achieved the rank of eagle scout, that is nearly twice the national average. In the next year, we will see the first female scouts begin completing Eagle projects.
Our scouts are supported by over 1500 registered adult leaders. These leaders donate their time to help scouts complete rank, requirements, earn merit badges, and plan activities. All volunteers commit to completing regular training and following strict youth protection guidelines.
The youth and adult volunteers of the Virginia Headwaters council have provided 41,000 hours of community service over the past year including the completion of eagle projects. These projects have served local libraries, parks, and neighborhoods.
A Scout is thrifty and the Virginia Headwaters council works hard to minimize the administrative and overhead expenses, allowing funds to be used directly for the scouting program. 80% of your Friends of Scouting Donation will be used to improve the experience of our youth participants.
Your donation is important. One third of the council’s funding comes from the Friends of Scouting Campaign and it represents the council’s largest source of income. Your donation is critical to the continued success of the scouting in Central Virginia.