Your support for GNYC Scouting and Exploring


Thanks to our generous donors, Scouting is one of the top programs in New York City. Now more than ever, we need your thoughtful support to help us continue to bring Scouting and Exploring to communities across the five boroughs.

There are a variety of ways for Friends of Scouting to support our programming, including fundraising events, activities, and donations. You can scroll through this page for an overview of just a few of our campaigns and the different ways of giving, or click Donate to give wherever your dollars are needed most.

Every dollar donated to Greater New York Councils stays in New York City and makes a direct impact in the lives of our Scouts and Explorers. We are grateful you are entrusting your philanthropic dollars to us.

Donate by Mail

Donations can be made online or mailed to:

Greater New York Councils
Boy Scouts of America
155 East 56th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Online Giving

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Our commitment to our donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to purposes necessary to process the donation.



Your financial investment in the Greater New York Councils changes lives. That may sound like an exaggeration to some, but not to the over 20,000 boys and girls in Scouting and Exploring programs. Each day we help them to build self-confidence, learn new skills, and to work towards developing their full potential. There are few greater gifts you can give a young person.



Your donations will be used to improve camping facilities and services in the Greater New York Councils and to help Scouts to have a life changing summer camp experience. Over 70% of Greater New York Councils Scouts receive some form of assistance to pay for camp. This is what is called a “Campership,” and now your donations can go directly to this important part of Scouting. Giving kids the opportunity to escape the city and get out into nature is an incredible gift, and while at camp Scouts learn teamwork, self-confidence, respect for the environment and helpfulness while building lasting friendships. Help send a child to camp today!