Investment in Character Campaign

Character Counts

climbing 1Outside influences and life experiences contribute to the values and beliefs we carry with us throughout our lives. In society today, there are many opportunities for youth to make the wrong choices or follow a leader who will lead them astray. While Scouting can’t remove the obstacles in life, it teaches young people to face challenges, manage risks and overcome barriers — to grow up strong, resilient and wise. Today’s youth need Scouting and Scouting needs you. Support what counts — character.

Why the Investment in Character Campaign is Necessary

The Investment in Character Campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the council’s infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the more than 3000 volunteers and 300 community organizations that partner with the Glacier’s Edge Council.

How Your Financial Support is investedarchery range

Over 7,400 youth are involved in Scouting programs. Outreach efforts have resulted in an ever-growing number of at-risk youth involved in the Scouting program. The Scoutreach program has positively impacted youth in the Janesville and Beloit communities from families with limited financial resources.

Camping and the outdoors are Scouting’s “classrooms.” More than 3,700 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers experienced camping in 2015.

The Glacier’s Edge Council provides accident and liability insurance to all Scouts and leaders at no cost to protect them from liability and accidents incurred while on Scouting activities. While the cost for this insurance is substantial, the leadership of the Glacier’s Edge Council believes that it is critical that volunteers, leaders and Scouts are able to enjoy the Scouting program while being covered by insurance.


The Scouting program delivered to over 7,400 young men and women in the Glacier’s Edge Council is truly a cost-effective program. The cost of delivering the Scouting program to each youth in 2016 is $162 and includes the aforementioned benefits such as training for adult leaders, monthly roundtable support, the council Constant Contact emails, maintenance of camp properties, accident and liability insurance provided at no charge and two Scout Service Centers to provide program support to youth, units, leaders, parents, and chartered organizations.

A thorough budget setting and adherence process is monitored and evaluated by a committee of volunteers and staff. The focus of our fundraising effort is to expand the impact of the Scouting program on young men and women in the Glacier’s Edge Council.

Through diligent efforts, the Scouting program in the Glacier’s Edge Council is truly a cost-effective program that positively impacts a significant number of young people and families in your community.

Please view our Investment in Character brochure.

You can use this link to make a donation to Glacier’s Edge Council right now.

If you have any questions please contact your District Executive or Alex Tyms, Council Executive at or (608) 310-7300.