Honoring our Heroes Program
In 2020, we started our #Scoutingcares initiative and as a part of that, the Council decided to match the number of Camp Cards ordered online and provide them to first responders, medical providers, and local heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that as Scouts it is our duty to be “Helpful” and “Cheerful” and we want to continue to bring this small gesture of cheer and gratitude to our community heroes in 2021.
In 2021, the New Birth of Freedom Council will continue to match every card sold online. It will also offer an option that customers may make a purchase online and decide to donate their card to a community hero. New for this year, we will notify units of the number of cards that were sold through this program. We will provide them cards to deliver locally to the medical, first responder or community heroes of their choice. Units will need to report where they made their donation and ideally provide a picture. For units that don’t wish to deliver their cards, the council will make donations to first responders and medical professionals.