Continued Support & One Time Donations

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!

Does your employer offer Employee 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 BSA

Are you a Proud Eagle Scout looking to support the Scouting Program?

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 Boy Scouts of 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 Boy Scout 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

Join us every year on 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.

December 3rd is #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.
#WeAreTheBSA #ScoutMeIn
Join me in supporting the Boy Scouts of 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.

The Scout Memorial and Tribute Fund allows donors to honor someone on a birthday, special occasion, anniversary or in memory of someone deceased. These gifts remain in perpetuity to ensure that Scouting is available for the youth of our future generations. Donations to the Scout Tribute Fund become part of the endowment fund and are tax deductible. 

For more information on the Heritage Society, the James E. West Fellowship or the Scout Tribute Fund contact Ted Karns, Council Executive, by email or by phone at (815)942-4450 ext 900

The James E. West Fellowship is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to these local council endowment fund. This contribution is in addition to and does not diminish or replace a donor’s annual gift to the council’s Friend of Scouting campaign. Organization or individuals may also contribute an award in honor of someone. The award is presented with a certificate, a lapel pin and a uniform square knot.

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 Out, 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!