Our Impact At A Glance
WPCBSA is a proven program serving 8,000 Westchester and Putnam county youth. The Council also serves another 3,500 adult volunteers.
Most people think of Scouting as a camping program. Camp is merely the classroom we use to keep youth engaged in the real program; leadership and character development.
With units in virtually every town throughout Westchester as well as Putnam County, we provide volunteers for everything from parades to roadside cleanup. Scouts engage in service projects that provide needed improvements to County and State parks, cleaning up and expanding trails; libraries and food pantries, fixing storage rooms and building benches; and Town properties, creating kiosks with information for residents; providing PSAs for other nonprofits, writing and directing a video about the importance of breast cancer screenings; and a myriad of other. Scouts often partner with the business community to build a connection between the local business, government and nonprofit sectors.
We have provided over 45,000 service hours a year within the towns we serve and other nonprofit organizations through our programs dedication to serve leadership; the idea that we lead others by serving our community.
264 youth have participated in our Explorers program helping them learn about and prepare for jobs with law enforcement and other professionals.
171 scouts have earned the rank of Eagle in 2017, a nationally recognized badge of leadership training.
According to a Tufts University Study, Scouts are more likely to embrace positive social values then non-scouts. Scouting is making our communities a better place to live.
Ways To Support Scouting In Westchester/Putnam Counties
Did you know that it costs the Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA roughly $250 per Scout to deliver on the promises of Scouting to youth every year? This means that we must rely on many donors, volunteers, and community members to keep our program operating at its highest potential every year.
Through the contributions of local businesses, individuals, and Scout parents, we provide access to our two Scout Reservations and Council Service Center, a full-time professional staff, low-cost training courses and activities, and more. Will you help the Westchester-Putnam, BSA to continue to support Scouts today?
Friends of Scouting
The annual Friends of Scouting campaign provides Scouters, parents, alumni, businesses, and community members with an opportunity to support local Scouting at a level of their own choosing.
FOS supports Scouting by providing funds for local programs, camp scholarships, administrative costs associated with the Scout Service Center and staffing, accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members, and leadership training for young people and adult volunteers.
2019 - 100 for 100 Endowment Campaign
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation, WPCBSA is offering 100 “James E. West’s.” These gifts of $1000 will fund our endowment goal of $100,000 used to sustain the camp for generations to come.
James E West
The James E. West Fellowship award is a national recognition for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts on behalf of someone else, such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a council president, the retirement of a beloved Scouter, a special accomplishment, anniversary or in memory of a special individual.