Endowing the future of Character

“We are not a club or a Sunday school class, but a school of the woods.” - BP

Scouting’s success depends on those who support it. Including the work of volunteers, the encouragement of parents, and the financial assistance of friends of Scouting. With your generous support, we can help reach more youth and impact more lives. 

Year of Scouting

Be part of a century old tradition of honor, character, and development of the leaders of tomorrow in Central MA.

With a Year of Scouting sponsorship, you can support all of the Council’s fundraising events with just one donation. Your gift will gain you access to all our capital events for the year, and provide your organization with recognition in front of hundreds of business and community leaders, hundreds of adult volunteers, and thousands of Scouts and their families.

Your gift will ensure that the mission of the Boy Scouts of America is delivered to as many youth in our community as possible.

Gifts in Kind

The Scouting program requires many resources to deliver the program during the year. Many items, such as office products, cleaning supplies, and consumable goods can be donated to the Heart of New England Council through our Gifts In-Kind program. We have created a list of the items in need and what they are for using an Amazon Wish List. With this program you can purchase items needed for programs and the day-to-day operation of our Service Centers and have them shipped directly to them.

If you are interested in donating other items or services In-Kind, please contact Scout Executive Todd Lamison at todd.lamison@scouting.org.

Endowments

The James E. West Fellowship

James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the BSA. West worked with the founders to give direction to the infant program of the Boy Scouts of America. During his 33 year tenure, Scouting grew and matured into the program we recognize and enjoy today. The James E. West Fellowship award and knot is bestowed in recognition of gifts of $1,000 or more to the Heart of New England Council endowment fund. It recognizes those individuals who “lengthen their shadow” with a significant investment in the youth of tomorrow. Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone – an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council, district or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one. There can be no finer honor paid to a Scouter than to be named a James E. West Fellow, indicating that the honoree has displayed the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as James E. West. The James E. West Fellowship Award is an attractive certificate, personalized with the honorees name. In addition, there will be a distinctive lapel pin and an embroidered square knot for uniform wear.

Second Century Society

The Second Century Society, SCS, is the Boy Scouts of America’s national social organization of individuals, families, foundations, and corporations stewarded by key volunteers and implemented by the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation. Established in 2011, SCS, replaces the 1910 Society and Founders Circle as the way to recognize Scouting’s major donors at both the local and national levels.   Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member  have a broader definition than Scouting’s major gift recognition in the past.  These gifts include an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment.

Any donor who is recognized as a Second Century Society member is awarded a certificate and can wear the lapel pin indicating their level of support.

Harold ‘Jack’ Jackson & Jonathan Scott Gendron Endowed Campership Fund

A Growing Investment Fund to Eventually Support Campership Assistance

The purpose of the fund is to provide camperships (financial subsidy) for members of the Heart of New England Council to attend Council summer camps. This fund is named in honor of a beloved retired Worcester Scoutmaster, Harold “Jack” Jackson and in memory of Eagle Scout Jonathan Scott Gendron. Gifts of any amount may be added to the fund at any time.

The Scouting Heritage Society

The Scouting Heritage Society’s objective is to encourage men and women who believe in Scouting to invest in the future. The Scouting Heritage Society recognizes those individuals who have helped ensure that Scouting will continue to thrive in Central Massachusetts for generations to come. Members of the Scouting Heritage Society will be recognized with an attractive certificate, lapel pin, and inclusion on the Heritage Society plaque displayed in the Council Service Center.

Special programs

Amazon Smile

By shopping on Amazon, you can designate the Heart of New England Council to receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases be donated directly to local Scouting. 

One Car Vehicle Donations

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One Car One Difference® is a program where donated vehicles help support Scouting! Donated vehicles are sold at auction with 95% of proceeds benefiting local Scouting. 

Wachusett Mountain Donation Program

By buying your tickets and rentals online before you get to the mountain you’ll automatically save money on your purchase! Use coupon code DON-NVC at check-out between November 15 and April 5, and a $10 donation from Wachusett Mountain will be made to the Heart of New England Council. 

Employer matching gifts

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Matching Gifts are an easy way to double or even triple your donation to local Scouting. Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching gift programs. By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift program, you can maximize the value of your gift at no additional cost.