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Investment in Character and Leadership

The youth and volunteers of Voyageurs Area Council invite you to make an investment in Scouting. Each dollar you invest will help send Scouts to camp, support at-risk youth, and provide our volunteer leaders with the tools and resources needed to ensure our children benefit from a safe, high-quality program.

Money Raised for 2024
35.97%

Endowments

General Endowment Fund

To ensure that Scouting grows and continues to be a thriving force in shaping tomorrow’s leaders today, the Voyageurs Area Council has embarked on an aggressive endowment program calling for 3 percent of its annual operating budget to come from endowment investments, where the principle remains untouched. In order to achieve this goal, the Scouts must build their endowment fund to $10 million.

You can help! Rest assured that your gift remains intact and that only the interest from the investment is used to promote and fund existing Scouting programs, thereby building a legacy for future generations. Gifts — large or small — can consist of cash, securities, a planned gift through your Will, add a codicil (amendment) to your Will, or consider a dozen other methods. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor.

James E. West Fellowship Award
Named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, supporters who contribute $1,000 to $25,000 in cash or securities receive a James E. West lapel pin, a personalized certificate and leader knot.

James E. West Application

Eagle Endowment Fund

The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships to our Eagle Scouts upon gratuating for post-secondary schooling.  If you are interested in this fund, please click below to donate.

Camping Endowment

-Coming Soon-

MEMORIAL/TRIBUTE FUND

Voyageurs Area Council has a Memorial/Tribute Fund established for its Scouters and supporters to make living and lasting tax-deductible contributions to the Scouting program. Contributions may be made for any amount as a living memorial or lasting tribute to a departed relative or in honor of someone. Condolences, recognition or congratulations may be expressed through the use of the Memorial/Tribute Fund, when material gifts or remembrances may not be desirable or appropriate. Upon receipt of a contribution, the Council will mail a nice card to the family or group in whose memory or honor the gift is made and send an acknowledgment to you.

 
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Planned Giving

Your bequest gift in your will can make a real difference in the financial future of the Council and the other organizations that are important to you and your family.

Whether you are married, single, widowed or divorced, you need a will. In many cases, it has nothing to do with how large or small your estate may be. Without a will, your estate will not be distributed to those family members and organizations that you care about. The state of Minnesota will decide who gets your assets, and probably keep a sizable chunk of it for itself. Without a will, the state can also decide who takes care of your young children when you are gone.

Without a will, your family and friends will suffer, but so will your church, your schools and Scouting. Your bequest gift can make a real difference in the financial future of the Council and the other organizations that are important to you and your family.

You can help! Invest in the future of Scouting. Rest assured that your gift remains intact and that only the interest from the investment is used to promote and fund existing Scouting programs, thereby building a legacy for future generations. Gifts — large or small — can consist of cash, securities, a planned gift through your Will, add a codicil (amendment) to your Will, or consider a dozen other methods. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor.

Call Brad Olson at 218-329-1452 for more information on the importance of a will or trust and what it can mean to you. You spent a lifetime building your estate now it is time to take a few minutes to protect that estate.