Investment in Character
Anyone can talk about making a difference in the lives of young people - but Scouting puts words into...action.
WHY IT MATTERS?
The Investment in Character (IIC) Campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds a support system for youth and volunteers that partner with the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America, along with the council’s infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget.
Every child deserves to be a leader. Scouting builds future leaders who are: Bold, Inclusive, Trustworthy, and Service-Oriented.
Words like, HONOR, DUTY, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE.
These words translate into actions like achieving academic success, building self-confidence and creating opportunities that many youths can't get anywhere else. It all starts with our values. We have lived by these words for more than 100 years.
Look what our Scouts and Scouters have done in 2022:
- 80 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle in 2022
- Boy Scouting's Highest Award
- 2 Adult Volunteers were recognized with the Silver Beaver Award
- 3 Weeks of Cub Scout Day Camps
- 2 Weeks of Scouts BSA Summer Camp
- Summer Camps and High Adventure Treks out-of-state
- Merit Badges
- Cub Scout Adventures
- Conservation Projects
- Service Project & Volunteering
- And...Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Program Activities, Lessons, Friendships, and so much more.
The Istrouma Area Council (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. We provide a quality Scouting program to co-ed youth with adult volunteers supporting Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scouts, and Exploring Posts. It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT SCOUTING
Scouting Has Ideals
Scouting Strengthens Families
Scouting Helps Youth Develop Interests and Skills
Scouting Provides Adventure
Scouting Has an Advancement Plan
Scouting Creates Fellowship
Scouting Promotes Diversity
Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country
Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program
Scouting Is a Positive Place
WHO CAN HELP?
We can all give, in some way, to help a Scout. Some can help by teaching a skill. Some are asked to help from behind the scenes. Some asked to help financially. Remember you can double your gift by having your employer match your gift. Will your company match your gift?
Our friends from LSU have developed a search so you can see if your company is a matching gift company. Check and see at http://www.matchinggift.com/lsu
HEAR FROM LOCAL LEADERS ABOUT IIC?
Investment in Character with Eric Lane
Investment in Character with David Broussard
Investment in Character with Patrick McCune
Pennington Boy Scouts of America Center
9644 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Istrouma Area Council Service Center: M-F 8:30 AM-5:30 PM