Things You Can Do to Support Scouting
- Enroll your children in Scouting.
They will love it and thank you for it!
- Become a BSA volunteer.
With the enormous time pressures in their lives, America's
youth need time well spent. Whether you volunteer as a den
leader, Scoutmaster, or merit badge counselor, Scouting will
be worth your time and effort because of the benefits it
provides to youth. Call 763-545-4550 to find out more!
- Tell your neighbors and friends
Youth love Scouting and its activities, but they love it even
more when their friends are involved.
- Get your place of worship
involved in Scouting.
Churches, synagogues, and mosques are great places for
Scouting activities. The Boy Scouts of America supports the
strong ideals and values that families are looking for
today. Scouting is Family.
- Write a letter to your local
paper in support of Scouting.
The Boy Scouts is a great organization that builds character
and values. Tell other people about it! Spread the word;
it's great to get good news and Scouting has a great story to
- Write a letter to your United
The Boys Scouts of America is one of the founding
organizations of the United Way. The Boy Scouts of America and
United Way have a long relationship. Many of the more than
1,400 local United Way chapters support the BSA. Let them know
what a great job Scouting is doing in your community.
- Write your local school board
president and principal.
Thank them for the opportunity to use their facilities for
Scouting activities, for the use of their bulletin boards to
get information to youth, and for the access their school
provides to help get information to parents of Scouting-age
youth. Talk to School Board members about the importance
of Scouting to youth.
- Call your local Boy Scout council
You're already taking the first step by visiting the Viking
Council web site. Tell us what you appreciate about the
organization and what Scouting is doing in your community to
build tomorrow's leaders. Tell us what we can do to help serve
your community even better. 763-545-4550
- Organize a Scout color guard for
local athletic events or city council meetings.
It is important for people to see Scouting as a meaningful and
vital part of the community.
- Financially support a youth in
Everyone who shares BSA's strong values should be able to
participate in Scouting. Contribute to Scouting and you will
change a life. You may make a direct donation to the local
Friends of Scouting
Viking Council BSA
5300 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Learn More about Friends of Scouting
Thank you for your support of Scouting and your investment in
the future of our Youth.
ScoutingBSA.org web site is a
legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to
2002 and run by volunteers. As the web became more important to
Scouting, the council took over with paid staff. This site is no
longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting
web site. You can share your comments
on-line form or
send a message to the
Webmaster. Thank you