How We Are Funded
Our Council is Funded Through Community Support and Fundraisers
The communities we serve recognize the importance of the work we do.
Bringing the values of Scouting to life (like everything else) requires
money. Because we strive to keep Scouting affordable for
everyone, we often turn to our community partners for support.
Northern Star Council is honored by the generous support of all
our funding partners.
Friends of Scouting
Our annual giving campaign reaches out to members and supporters for an annual financial pledge.
Our eight beautiful camp properties host a variety of year-round activities.
Registration fees from these are used to offset the costs of activities and property upkeep.
United Way support comes from both area United Ways and individuals who choose to designate their United Way gift to Scouting.
Many corporate, family and local foundations support Scouting.
Special events like the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, Hickey Golf
Classic, Double Dog Dare, and Community Builder Celebration raise
the money necessary to keeping Scouting strong.
The fall Popcorn Sale isn't just a great fundraiser, it's delicious!
Local Scouts sell Trail's End Popcorn to raise money for both
their local program and for Northern Star Council. Along the
way, they learn salesmanship, budgeting, and the importance of paying
your own way.
Investments & Endowments
The Council has an investment portfolio that generates modest income each year.
Some income is designated to specific Scouting needs like camp
maintenance or Eagle Scout scholarships.