The Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America currently serves over 7,000 youth in Southern Arizona.
The Boy Scouts mission is simple: to build the character and integrity of America’s youth and prepare them to become responsible adults.
With the help and support of our community we are diligently working to increase the number of youth served by the Scouting program, expand the programs and services offered to our Scouts and improve and enhance our properties to provide a greater experience for all!
Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure, the effect your participation has on young people is critical.
Volunteer! We are always interested in working with people who can help us plan, promote, support and implement the Scouting program. Contact us at 520-750-0385
Donate! Financial support from individual donors, corporations and the community are vital to ensuring the quality of our programs and facilities while also allowing us the opportunity to provide Scouting to any youth who wants to be involved.
There are many ways to support Scouting:
* Friends of Scouting
* Workplace Giving and Matching Contributions
* Vehicle Donation
* Memorials & Tributes
* Endowment and Planned Giving
NEWS FROM CATALINA COUNCIL
Foundation Grant helps bring in New Staff
We are very excited to announce that the Catalina Council received a grant of $55,000 from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation to help fund Scouting in Southern Arizona. This grant has allowed the council to hire a new staff member, Richie Benner, to work with the Old Pueblo district and move Justin Rice to full time Program Director and District Executive for the Santa Cruz district. These changes will allow the Council to focus on improving the quality of current programs and delivering new programs to our Scouts in Southern Arizona.
The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting Arizona and causes that help those who live and work in Arizona. With assets of more than $100 million, the Foundation is one of the five largest philanthropic interests in Arizona.
The Foundation was formed in March 1990 by Kemper Marley Sr., shortly before his death in June 1990. Mrs. Ethel Marley was the president until her death in 1997. The family continues to run the foundation today.
The council is grateful for the work of our part-time grant writer, Kathy Ballard. She identified this new grant opportunity and works diligently to find more opportunities like the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation to help support Scouting in Southern Arizona.
“Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2012″
Almost 60,000 young men received the Eagle Scout award in 2012, which is the highest number of Scouts to receive this prestigious award in 100 years.
The National Eagle Scout Association has commissioned Harris Connect, LLC. to produce an all NEW annual Eagle Scout publication that will feature the newest Eagle Scouts from the Class of 2012 . The current publication entitled “Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2012,” will contain essays and photos of new Eagle Scouts, and will also include a data CD to help Eagle Scouts stay in touch with each other.
This project will truly be a celebration of the commitment to the service and leadership of Eagle Scouts everywhere.
For those of you who earned your Eagle in 2012, be on the lookout for any outreach that Harris Connect might send your way!
Remember those days of your youth – the hiking, camping, and swimming with friends? Learning new skills and just having fun! Today’s young men and women need those same experiences to develop into tomorrow’s leaders – in some ways, more than ever – and you can help!
* Take a moment and reconnect with Scouting.
* Tell us where you are today, and where you participated in Scouting.
* Personalize your home page for specific information about Scouting.
Go Ahead – you’ll be glad you did! To learn about volunteer opportunities or Alumni events contact the Catalina Council 520-750-0385.
The Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America does not share, rent, or sell our donor information to any other party.