Scouts helped our COMMUNITIES with more than 13.2 MILLION SERVICE HOURS in 2019

Community service builds empathy, confidence, leadership skills, and brings families together.

"DO A GOOD TURN DAILY" is more than our slogan. In 2019, our youth members provided more than 13.2 million hours of service in our communities, valued at more than $335 million.* Eagle Scout projects alone accounted for more than $218 million – representing 8.6 million hours – in service to the nation. It is only because of our steadfast donors, loyal volunteers, and community-based civic, faith-based, and educational organizations, who unselfishly donate their time and resources, that Scouting continues to develop young people who are Prepared. For Life. ©
*based on a national volunteer-hour value of $25.43

Because of you | Dr. Steve &
Chris Zachow

Because of you, Steve and Chris, Scouts are building stronger communities across Mississippi. By establishing the Mississippi Scouting Enhancement Fund all kids across the state have the opportunity to be Scouts - to learn character, values, and job skills to build a more successful future workforce.

“Scouting is the only organization that embodies and promotes several important themes. Citizenship, Service to others and, most importantly, Leadership. All of this is done through the encouragement of adult leaders and via a program based on the outdoor experience.We need both men and women to be great leaders in our communities, state, and nation. Scouting offers everyone that opportunity." – Dr. Steve Zachow

The Zachows are philanthropists supporting Scouting in the Mississippi area. Steve is an Eagle Scout, incoming Chairman of the BSA Foundation Board of Trustees, and Second Century Society member.

Serving coastal communities

Sea Scouts was designated as the official youth program of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary in 2019. The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions.

“Designating Sea Scouts as the official youth program of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the most important initiative the Auxiliary has ever undertaken. I believe working with our Sea Scout partners will bring new opportunities to both groups,” said Larry King, Auxiliary National Commodore.

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Youth safety is at the core of everything we do

The BSA’s partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center introduced the “Protect Yourself Rules” program to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts nationwide in 2019.

Through animated videos and ancillary learning material developed specifically for younger audiences, the program helps educate children about how to recognize, and what to do when confronted with, abusive behavior.

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