Day of Giving

OCBSA Day of Giving

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101 Years of Impact. 101 Hours to Change Lives.

Every child deserves the ability to learn, to excel and to enjoy their childhood, but money can be an obstacle. In your community, imagine a Scout who cannot attend summer camp because their parents are unable to afford it. The Orange County Council believes in the power of providing youth with a Scouting experience, and because of this, we are having a Day of Giving on our 101st birthday. From August 1 to August 6 (101 hours) OCBSA will celebrate 101 years with a special Day of Giving. OCBSA and its Ambassadors will spread Scouting pride and inspire support of OCBSA through email, text, and social media.  

Everyone that makes a donation of at least $101 will receive a special limited edition 101st Anniversary Patch.

Help Us Spread Scouting Pride and Support by Becoming an OCBSA Day of Giving Ambassador:

Scouting’s Impact:

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the best youth organizations in the country because, put simply, young people in Scouting programs excel. When one is reminded of the global impacts of Scouting – that the only men to walk on the moon were Scouts, that the founder of Microsoft was a Scout, or that one of the few people to climb all seven of the world’s highest peaks was also a Scout, and that 21,000 youth a year are in Scouting programs in Orange County – it is easy to offer financial support to the programs that develop the type of confidence needed to scale peaks and walk on the moon. It is just as easy to support the program needs of a young person who lives five miles from the beach but has never been kayaking or has never spent an entire day outside or never feels the pride during the applause of an entire elementary school upon the dedication of new bookshelves for the school library. These success stories occur every day in Scouting.

As parents, leaders, and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America know that the program works. They have seen firsthand all of the benefits of Scouting and have witnessed the positive changes and development within the youth. But don’t take our word for it, check out some studies that have been done on the impact of Scouting on today’s youth. These studies – not surprisingly – put on paper what we’ve been saying for years; Scouting produces outcomes that no other youth-serving organization can deliver.

Tufts University Study on Scouting     40 Developmental Assets