Your gift to the Cimarron Council can be as unique as you are. Whether you loyally support the council with a $100 annual gift or leave $100,000 in your estate plans, your options to impact scores of future Scouts are endless. The Cimarron Council offers opportunities to accommodate the giving interests and needs of Scouting alumni, friends, corporations and other BSA supporters.
These pages provide the initial information you need to plan your gift. Potential donors can find information about Friends of Scouting, the West Fellowship, estate gifts, corporate matching, the Founders Circle and many other giving options. When you're ready, a Cimarron Council representative will be happy to assist you in any way possible. For more giving opportunities please contact the Cimarron Council.
Why should you invest in The Boy Scouts of America?
In general, people invest in companies because they believe in a product or service. Investors want to know that their investment will pay dividends and the merit of membership of the Boy Scouts of America has been proven for almost 100 years. Scouting has afforded numerous youth with a positive social and educational environment based upon the high ideals of the Boy Scouts of America. Your investment in Scouting will ensure that future generations will also have the opportunities and benefits that have contributed greatly to society.
Today, Scouting continues to provide a proven learning environment that prepares our members for the challenges that they face now, and those that they will overcome in the future.
Who pays for Scouting?
Have you wondered who pays for Scouting? The Cimarron Council's largest source of income is through gifts from the families and communities we serve. Your gift will benefit the youth, families, and leaders of the Cimarron Council by providing a full time professional staff to provide assistance to unit leaders with unit relations, administrative and operational circumstances. The staff also provides guidance to all committees, commissioners, conferences, training courses, and activities in the development of programs that directly benefit youth, families, and leaders. In addition to the professional staff, the council employs a support staff to assist with operations in the Scout Shop and Council Service Center.
The Cimarron Council operates two camping facilities, Will Rogers Scout Reservation near Cleveland, and Williams Scout Reservation near Cleo Springs. The camps are used by Scouting units and various other groups throughout the year.
To find out more about giving to the Cimarron Council, contact your District Executive or call the Council office. You can also make a secure on-line contribution with your credit card, via the internet. You may also contact the Cimarron Council Service Center at (580) 234-3652.
What is Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting is a critical annual fund-raising campaign that assists the Cimarron Council in offsetting program costs and providing quality service. The true cost of Scouting is much greater than what local dues and camping and event fees cover. All packs, troops, crews, and posts are encouraged to participate in the campaign to give families the opportunity to contribute. Schedule your presentation as part of your annual calendar and encourage participation, everything helps to support a strong Scouting program. Yearly registration fees go directly to support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Cimarron Council uses the contributions made through the Friends of Scouting campaign to:
- Maintain camp properties and a service center
- Organize new Scouting units and support existing ones
- Provide professional support and leader training
- Distribute program resources and regular communications
- Criminal background checks for adult leaders
The Popcorn program enables your unit to do the things you want without running other fund raisers. By selling popcorn in the fall, you can support an entire year of Scouting for your unit. This is an officially approved council-unit money-earning project that packs, troops, crews and posts participate in each year. For more information, talk to your unit leader.