When you give to the Heart of America Council, you make a commitment to more than 29,000 Kansas City area youth.
Your gift will ensure that today’s Scouts become tomorrow’s leaders.

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Why Give?

Your investment helps transform parents into Scout leaders, kids into Scouts, and troops into families. 100% of your gift will benefit our local community and help us serve more than 29,000 Scouts annually.

The Cost of Scouting

$9,668 per day to maintain and operate the H. Roe Bartle and Theodore Naish Scout Reservations

$437,000 in annual financial assistance to support Scouting families

$150,000 in Camp Staff College Scholarships each summer

$178,000 in accident and liability insurance per year

Instant Impact

The Heart of America Council will invest approximately $180 per Scout annually with 87% of all investments going towards program services. Here’s how many Scouts have already been impacted this year by donors like you.

Scouts Impacted

Donations Received

Support a Scout for one year for only $15 a month

Kansas City Scouting

By the Numbers

How We Invest In Youth

How We Are Funded

Scouting Works

For three years, a research team from Tufts University worked with the BSA to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. The differences were striking.

Scouts are significantly more likely than non-Scouts to embrace values like “helping others” and “doing the right thing”

The Results

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The more time kids spend in Scouting, the better the outcomes in character development.

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Scouts are more likely to embrace positive social values than non-Scouts.

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Scouts who are engaged and spend more time in the program were more hopeful, helpful, obedient, cheerful, kind and trustworthy.

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