The future wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation.
NOVEMBER 28, 2022, WASHINGTON, DC — An alarming number of young people struggle with feelings of helplessness or depression, intensified by the pandemic as their experiences at home, school and in the community were altered by the past few years. Research shows that when youth are involved in activities with their peers, it has a positive effect on them and others while building emotional resilience at the same time. Resilience thrives in Scouts.
Because the National Capital Area Council, BSA (NCAC)’s Scouting programs help develop resilience by providing young people opportunities to face challenges through adventures, leadership roles, skill building, and earning advancements, this year’s theme for Giving Tuesday is “Raise Resilience.” Scouting experiences help our youth build confidence in their ability to persevere. We structure adventure such that it gives young people the know-how to tackle experiences they’ll encounter for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s overcoming obstacles in the great outdoors, getting outside of their comfort zone to lead a team for a service project, or exploring career options through hands-on professional or scientific experiences, the content of our programs is designed to develop leadership, character and confidence. These experiences help them to adapt well in the face of adversity, to bounce back from difficult experiences, and to be Prepared. For Life.
This #GivingTuesday, the NCAC is asking the community to support our programs by making a contribution to Scouting. Due to the generosity of several NCAC major supporters, the NCAC is challenged to raise $100,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday. That means, every gift given is matched dollar for dollar, doubling support.
In the National Capital Area we are preparing our Scouts to lead effectively, manage conflict, become role models and set goals for their future. This Giving Tuesday provides the community with the chance to make sure our programs continue to raise resilience throughout our local area.
Link for more information and to make a gift: https://www.ncacbsa.org/giving-tuesday/
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About Scouts, BSA and the National Capital Area Council
Scouts, BSA provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life. ™ The Scouting organization is composed of 2.6 million youth members between the ages of 6 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more, please visit www.Scouting.org.
National Capital Area Council was organized in 1911 and today stands as one of the oldest and largest councils in America. Scouts from the NCAC do over 400,000 hours of community service each year. The Council territory includes the District of Columbia; Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland; and in Virginia the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, Stafford and Culpeper as well as the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg in Virginia; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, please visit www.NCACBSA.org.