WPCBSA is a proven program serving over 6,300 Westchester and Putnam county youth. The Council also serves another 2,100 adult volunteers.
Most people think of Scouting as a camping program. Camp is merely the classroom we use to keep youth engaged in the real program; leadership and character development. CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE AIMS AND METHODS OF SCOUTING
With units in virtually every town throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties, we provide volunteers for everything from parades to roadside cleanup. Scouts engage in service projects that provide needed improvements to County and State parks, cleaning up and expanding trails; libraries and food pantries, fixing storage rooms and building benches; and Town properties, creating kiosks with information for residents; providing PSAs for other nonprofits, writing and directing a video about the importance of breast cancer screenings to name just some. Scouts often partner with the business community to build a connection between the local business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
We have provided over 45,000 service hours a year to the towns we serve and other nonprofit organizations through our program's dedication to servant leadership; the idea that we lead others by serving our community.
Over 169 scouts have earned the rank of Eagle in 2019, a nationally recognized badge of leadership training.
According to a Tufts University Study, Scouts are more likely to embrace positive social values then non-scouts. Scouting is making our communities a better place to live.
Ways To Support Scouting In Westchester/Putnam Counties
Did you know that it costs the Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA roughly $250 per Scout to deliver on the promises of Scouting to youth every year? This means that we must rely on many donors, volunteers, and community members to keep our program operating at its highest potential every year.
Through the contributions of local businesses, individuals, and Scout parents, we provide access to our two Scout Reservations and Council Service Center, a full-time professional staff, low-cost training courses and activities, and more. Will you help the Westchester-Putnam, BSA to continue to support Scouts today?
Friends of Scouting
The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides Scouters, parents, alumni, businesses, and community members with an opportunity to support local Scouting at a level of their own choosing.
FOS supports Scouting by providing funds for local programs, camp scholarships, administrative costs associated with the Scout Service Center and staffing, accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members, and leadership training for young people and adult volunteers.
To make on online donation to Friends of Scouting CLICK HERE
2019 – 100 for 100 Read Endowment Campaign
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation, WPCBSA is offering 100 “James E. West’s.” These gifts of $1,000 will fund our endowment goal of $100,000 used to sustain the camp for generations to come.
To become a part oft he 100 for 100 Read Endowment Campaign CLICK HERE
The STEM Ranch Project (capital campaign) is a vision of the Westchester-Putnam Council to establish a fourth camp at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation focusing on Skilled Trades, STEM, Maker Arts and Equestrian Studies.
Be a part of the inaugural gift to STEM Ranch by becoming a member of the Cornerstone Club. CLICK HERE for more information.
Ways to Give
Join Us At One Of These Upcoming Events
WHITE PLAINS GOOD SCOUT AWARD BREAKFAST - Celebrate with Nick Wolff as he accepts the White Plains Good Scout Award at a breakfast in his honor at the Hudson Grille on Thursday, March 26, 7:30-9:30am.
SPRING FLING - Save the Date - Bring a Date, you are invited to the WPC Spring Fling. Enjoy BBQ Hors d'oeuvres, amazing silent auction, raffles, carnival games, fun, and fellowship. Friday, April 24, 2020, 6pm-9pm at SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center. $75/ticket, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available.
For more information about ways to give or Council fundraising events email: email@example.com