Launched in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving positioned as a “do-good” alternative to the post-Thanksgiving shopping and consumption associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday falls on the Tuesday after Black Friday. 

#GivingTuesday is a time to “do a good turn” in some way. Due to the financial pressures placed on our council by the pandemic, we’re asking for a monetary donation this year. However, if that’s not possible, those wishing to provide support can also do volunteer office work and camp service as great ways to celebrate also.  Contact us at 850-576-4146, to find out how!

As you may have seen, retailers in 2020 have extended Black Friday starting November 1st, throughout the season. Along those lines, the Suwannee River Area Council is extending our Giving Tuesday campaign throughout the holiday season, as well. Please join us in celebrating the season of giving by making a donation to the future of the young people in our area.

America needs Scouting now, more than ever. Through our #GivingTuesday campaign, we’re asking you to rally with us to create maximum impact. This is your chance to help bring the values and mission of Scouting to even more families in 2021.

By contributing to Scouting locally, you will have a profound impact on America. More youth will experience the program that will further instill values and character in their moral fiber.

#GivingTuesday also presents a great opportunity to help grow Scouting in your community. You can donate to the Suwannee River Area Council, help send a Scout to camp or help build the next great high-adventure camp. However you decide to give, you’ll be providing young people with the chance to have fun, gain confidence and become leaders who live the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Girls and boys in Scouting here in the Suwannee River Area Council (North Florida and South Georgia) provide thousands of hours of community service, including, among others, feeding the homeless, street, coastal and river clean ups, collecting food for the hungry, visiting the home-bound and much, much more!

Scouts striving to become Eagle Scouts provide leadership to a significant service project that impacts the community at large, such as, creating a nature trail, building something beneficial at a park or leading a significant blood drive.

So, if #GivingTuesday is designed to “do good,” why not consider a #GoodTurnForScouting?

One added boost: Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, so you’ll get credit for your gift at tax time.

So, you’re invited to:

  1. Select a #GoodTurnForScouting gift level from the list below.
  2. Make your #GoodTurnForScouting – thank you!
  3. Share on social media and invite others to make a #GoodTurnForScouting
GREAT!  How do I participate?

Glad you asked… just follow these simple steps:

Step 1:   Choose your #GoodTurnForScouting giving level

Suggested giving levels for this year’s campaing are:

  • $12 – for each point of the Scout Law
  • $20 – provides a Scout Handbook for a Scout in need
  • $40 – for each word of the Scout Oath
  • $100 – provides a Scout uniform for a Scout in need
  • $350 – sponsor one scout
You may also choose one of our Golden Eagle Sponsorship levels:
  • $500 – Eagle Club (invitation to Eagle Club Social)
  • $1,000 – Bronze Sponsorship (company/name logo recognition)
  • $2,500 – Silver Sponsorship (company/name logo recognition)
  • $5,000 – Gold Sponsorship (company/name logo recognition)
  • $7,500 – Platinum Sponsorship (company/name logo recognition)

Whatever level you choose, the Suwannee River Area Council and the families that we serve, thank you for your generosity and support!

Step 2: Make your donation in one of the following ways
Step 3:  Download the #unselfie poster and take your picture holding it up
Step 4:  Post your #unselfie to your social media channels 
  • Use the the hashtags #givingtuesday, #srac and #unselfie to let your friends know that you care about character building for the future of our youth!

SRAC Resources for #GivingTuesday

Below you’ll find resources to help you share our campaign on your social media and assist your followers in participation.

Social Media Outreach

Be sure to use hashtags #GivingTuesday and #ScoutMeIn, in all of your campaign communications and social media posts. To see how you can utilize these hashtags to promote the campaign in your community, check out some suggested tweets and Facebook posts below. You are encouraged to send out tweets and posts throughout the holiday season and especially on #GivingTuesday, which is December 1st this year!

Sample Tweets

  • Just like Black Friday our #GivingTuesday for 2020 lasts all season! Support the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA and make an impact on young people in your community!  Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • Today is #GivingTuesday! Help support all the good that local Scouting does to build young people of character. Visit #ScoutMeIn 
  • Join us on this #GivingTuesday to support Scouts who are making a difference in our communities! Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • Thank you for making a difference by supporting Scouting on this #GivingTuesday! Visit #ScoutMeIn

Sample Facebook Posts

  • Just like Black Friday our #GivingTuesday for 2020 lasts all season! Support the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA and make an impact on young people in your community!  Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • During this giving season consider #GivingTuesday! support for the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA and make an impact on youth in your community! Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • When you support Scouting in the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA on this #GivingTuesday, you’re helping build the next generation of leaders of character. Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • For #GivingTuesday, people have joined together to support the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA. Thank you for your support to make Scouting possible in our community! Visit #ScoutMeIn
  • By supporting the Suwannee River Area Council, BSA on this #GivingTuesday, you help young people grow to become citizens who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Thank you! Visit #ScoutMeIn

#GivingTuesday Images

In the gallery below, you will find a selection of images that can be used in either social media posts or in e-mails that you may send to your contacts to assist them in participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

Click on any thumbnail below to enlarge, then right click and “Save Image as…” (actual verbage depends on browser and computer OS).