Be a Friend of Scouting Today

Over the past 100 years, Scouting has laid the foundation for millions of youth to reach their potential. With your gift to the Friends of Scouting campaign, we can ensure that today’s Scouts continue to become tomorrow’s leaders. The Seneca Waterways Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Nearly 11,000 youth in the Seneca Waterways Council currently benefit from the positive impact of Scouting, but the life-changing programs that Scouting offers aren’t covered by membership fees alone. To help make sure that everyone has the ability to benefit from Scouting programs, no matter where they live or what their financial situation is, we need your help. Any gift, regardless of size, creates opportunities for Scouts to learn, explore and grow.

Download The 2019 Friends of Scouting Pledge Form

With year-round programming costing $196 per Scout a year, we need the support from Friends of Scouting to be able to continue to provide these services to the youth in our local communities.  See personal stories about how your gift makes an impact HERE.

For more information on how you can support Scouts and become a Friend of Scouting contact us at (585) 244-4210 or make a secure online pledge today.  

Be a Friend of Scouting Today

2019 Campaign Progress
(as of 05/31/2019) 

Congratulations to GENESEE CROSSROADS for being the first district to reach their Friends of Scouting goal!!

Bay Waters $ 58,000 $27,220 47%
Black Creek $30,000 $25,823 86%
Exploring $20,000 $6,710 34%
Genesee Crossroads $17,000 $17,646 104%
Lighthouse $29,000 $19,975 69%
Mohawk $37,000 $21,343 59%
Seneca $36,000 $25,524 69%
Towpath $55,000 $31,850 58%
Turning Point $5,000 $3,576 72%
Leadership / Board $163,000 $140,707 86%
TOTAL $450,000 $320,373 71%

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Your support of the Friends of Scouting campaign helps make these possible.

  1. Three Outstanding & Well-Maintained Camping Properties       
  2. Youth & Leader Recruitment Campaigns
  3. Organized Council-Wide Activities
  4. Extensive Adult Leader Training
  5. Exciting Summer Camp Programs (subsidized by Council)
  6. Full & Comprehensive Insurance Policies
  7. Fully Functional Scout Service Center
  8. Complete Volunteer Background Checks
  9. Dedicated Professional & Support Staff
  10. Council-Wide Support & Communications

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Receive this limited edition patch for a small monthly recurring gift of $18.00 or more.
Give a little at a time to make a lasting impact on the next generation!

Friends of Scouting PLATINUM UNITS 

For exceeding their Friends of Scouting fundraising targets, these units receive:

  • FREE cloth rank advancement through 12/31/2019
  • FREE weekend tent and/or lean-to camping through 12/31/2019
Bay Waters P 183, T 113, T 154, T 183, T 356
Black Creek P 140, P 243, P 275, P 350, P 402, T 7, T 140, T 243, T 332
Genesee Crossroads P 293, T 19, T 31, T 37
Lighthouse T 197, T 375
Mohawk T 1, T 4, T 59, T 68, T 122, T 172
Seneca C 295, P 29, P 61, T 29, T 39, T 50, T 60, T 96, T 113, T 166
Towpath C 336, P 299, T 208, T 273, T 341