There are many ways to contribute to Scouting including Employer match, FOS, Endowments and Tributes. With your continued support, you insure that Scouts become outstanding citizens, such as yourself. Scouting teaches children and youths to be proud of their community, and to become strong leaders by overcoming obstacles and gaining confidence in learning to do it themselves.

Scouting is scout led so young men and women take it upon themselves to learn and grown with the guidance of our many generous volunteers. Whether it’s a monetary donation, or a non-monetary donation, we make sure your resources are well spent. Endowments, tributes and memorial gifts are typically larger donation that provide resources that the Council that help us run our programs for another year. We are always grateful for such generosity and try to include any tributes in special events and dinners to show our appreciation. Sometimes we have needs that span monetary needs. Business owners can provide services at a discount, venues can lend us some time for an advancement or Board meeting, or maybe you know someone who has something from their early scouting years that might be considered priceless in the right hands. Thank you for your continued support!

An investment in Scouting is an investment in America’s future. Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, leadership skills to the youth in your community.

From endowments and tributes to special events, Rainbow Council offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to support central Indiana youth and Scouting programs.

If you or your company is interested in learning more about supporting Scouting, contact our development department to discuss the best options for you.

Know that whatever level of your support, your investment will benefit young people in northern Illinois, even Scouts in your own community.

Council Development Contacts

Peter Durkin
Development Director
Contact via Email
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Chapel Renovation Sponsorship Opportunities

The Chapel at Rainbow Scout Reservation needs our help. This year, we are taking action and going forward with the Development of Faith in Our Youth restoration plan. This plan will include repairing the Chapel roof,cleaning and restaining the structure, adding new landscaping and an accessible entrance, as well as adding new benches and pews.

We are also using the campaign as a way to reinstall efforts into expending out religious opportunities to our youth. Programs such as our First Annual Interfaith Hike, expansion of the Religious Emblems program for both Youth and Adults, offset the costs of religious medals and ceremonies, and more.

We invite you to join us in this campaign and contribute to the restoration of this key structure at our RSR Camp.

A photo of a forest with an A-frame shaped building, also known as the RSR Chapel. There is a steeple and benches on and in the building

Memorial, Tribute and Celebration Gifts

The Memorial, Tribute, and Celebration Gifts Fund offers an opportunity to make a contribution as a tribute on a special occasion or at the passing of a friend of relative. No tribute could be better than to encourage and inspire Scouting values in the youth. Thus, perpetuating the high principal admired in a friend or loved one. A special memorial tribute card will be sent to the person designated. In addition to the memorial or tribute card, recognition of the memorial will be placed in both our Council Newsletters and the Council website.

Tributes can honor Scouts achieving the Eagle Scout rank, Silver Beavers, graduates from college, military academics, birthdays, anniversaries or any other special event in an individual’s life.

Honor someone in a special intimate way by donating to The Memorial Tribute and Celebration Gifts fund.

Donations are to be sent to

Rainbow Council
CO/Memorial Tribute
921 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441

Giving Tuesday

Rainbow Council has a proven track record of shaping young people into leaders of outstanding character – people who understand the meaning of accountability and the importance of servant leadership. On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, we’re asking our community to help us continue that record by supporting Scouting.

#GivingTuesday, the global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many of us focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday and the true spirit of the season, by making a donation to support Scouting in your community, or by inviting your friends and family to do the same.
Help support the good work Scouting 
does to build young people of character.
Join me in supporting Scouting America this 
#GivingTuesday, to help young people grow to become citizens 
who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, 
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. 
Post, share, tweet, give, and invite others to do the same!
Through your support of Scouting this #GivingTuesday, your helping young people grow to become citizens who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Employer Match

A very popular way to contribute is an employer match. Many companies will match the donations you have made to Scouting as long as you contact your HR department. You can use this chart to see if your company does Employer Match or check the link below

Employer Match Database for Scouting America 

Eagle License Plate

What better way to show your support and renew your license plates than by buying an Eagle Scout License plate?

Eagle Scout License Plates support grants to the Scouting America and the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Grants are awarded to the county division in which the plates are sold. An applicant must provide a copy of his Eagle Scout Certificate
or written proof of Eagle Scout rank from the local Council.

Eagle Scout License Plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, B-trucks and vans weighing 8,000
pounds or less. To purchase Eagle Scout License Plates, please submit the appropriate request form along with your license
plates registration or renewal application and the following applicable fees to the address above.

Click here for more information from the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles


Click here for an Eagle Scout License Plate Request Form

Other Non-Monetary Donations

Non-Monetary donations are always welcome. While we always accept useful operational items such as office supplies, camping supplies, and outdoor activity paraphernalia, we also look forward to historical, monumental or even sentimental items. We appreciate any Scouting related items that have history. We have a display case at our George S McGee Service Center where we have some of our proudest Scouting Donations. 

We also are always looking for donations for special events. If you have access to a service or can secure a more outstanding donation for our many special events, such as for our Golf Outing, Shooting Clays, or other Special Events, please let us know! We would love to work with you!

Reach out and find out how you can help!