Where Your Money Goes
Support from Many Sources
While investments through the Family Friends of Scouting campaign are very important, they make up only a portion of the investments received by NCAC. Strong family support allows us to make focused efforts within our communities for major gifts. Thousands of companies, organizations, and leaders not even registered in Scouting continually make NCAC their charity.
Scouting funds* are received through a variety of broad categories.
Thanks to you and others, Scouting is a top program in our area.
- 37% Camp Fees & Activities
- 21% Friends of Scouting
- 12% Special Events
- 10% Product (Popcorn) Sales
- 6% Other Income
- 5% Government Grants
- 4% United Way
- 4% Scout Shop(s)
- 2% Foundations
- 2% Investments
More than 89% of the local council budget is directed towards program support and services that impact the quality of every youth's Scouting experience!
*SOURCE: National Capital Area Council, BSA - Annual Report 2007
What are some of the things the National Capital Area Council does for the leader and the unit? There are many services that the NCAC does for its volunteers. Here are just some of the highlights.
Our Clerical Staff Helps:
Handle registrations, BOYS' LIFE magazine subscriptions, advancement records, membership, training, and answer numerous daily Scouting questions.
Provide, without charge, dozens of regular and special forms, applications, certificates and literature.
A Trained, Full-Time Staff To Help Units With:
Informal training in unit operation, committees, commissioners, roundtables, meetings, conferences, courses, district and council activities that directly benefit leaders and units
- Contacts with the community resources (clubs, churches, government, etc.), securing help for all units that they alone could not obtain such as the use of parks, recreational areas, use of buildings for special affairs, picnic areas, camp sites and swimming facilities etc.
The Council And Field Executives Help:
Produce district and council calendars and schedules, programs, kits, and special aids to assist leaders and their committees
- Recruits and maintains a corps of commissioners to help unit leader and committees
The Council Provides The Leader With:
A library of films, videos, cassettes, projectors, and screens for use in training and promotional programs, at no cost to the unit.
- Formal training courses with most of the cost of trainer literature and materials, etc., and all the staff time included in the council budget.
To Help The Leader Develop His Program, The Council Provides Without Charge:
Program helps, program planning charts and calendar of activities, meetings and special events, roundup, camporee and Scout Anniversary kits, posters, and other materials.
- Materials, books, pamphlets, folders, videos, and special helps from the National Council and cooperating organizations.
To Protect The Unit Leader, The Council:
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!