Friends of Scouting

Character Counts

Outside influences and life experiences contribute to the values and beliefs we carry with us throughout our lives. In society today, there are any opportunities for youth to make the wrong choices or follow a leader who will lead them astray. While Scouting can't remove the obstacles in life, it teaches young people to face challenges, manage risks and overcome barriers - to grow up strong, resilient and wise. Today's youth need Scouting and Scouting needs you. Support what counts... Character.

Why the Investment in Character Campaign is Necessary

The Investment in Character Campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the council's infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the more than 18,700 volunteers and 700 community organizations that partner with the Heart of America Council.

Campaign Resources

2014 Investment in Character Campaign is around the corner! Schedule your Pack or Troop Presentation by contacting John Hobbs at john.hobbs@scouting.org

Thank You to the following local businesses and community members for their financial support to the Twin Rivers District Community Campaign:

Kansas City Power & Light Life Care Center of Osawatomie Auten Pharmacy of Osawatomie The TV Shoppe
Bank of Greeley Lybarger Oil W. Craig People's Bank of Louisburg
Webster Hawkins Eddy Birchard Funeral Home Read it Free Moon's IGA
First Option Bank of Osawatomie Winkler, Domoney & Schultz G.K. Smith & Sons Bob Nauman
First National Bank of Paola White's Automotive GH Delloff & Associates Miami County Medical Center
Collyn Peterson Jerry Wiesner Marcia Crook Louisburg Ford
Garnett Savings Bank Prarie Spirit Realty Anderson County Abstract Archer Insurance
C.D. Schulte Agency Graven Images Western Metal Leo Donohue
Garnett Siding & Lumber William Fisher Brummel Farm Service Simple Simons Pizza
James McDonald R & R Lawnmower Wolken Tire Beckman Motors
Graven Images Once Upon A Time Taylor Forge Engineered Systems Chris Cakes
Louisburg Cider Mill First Option Bank of LaCygne Miami County Title Company Whistle Stop Cafe
Rutlader Outpost Baehr Foundation Paola Rotary Club Louisburg Rotary Club
Willard Machel Main Street Liquor Wal-Mart Distribution Center Bud Burris
Blake Heid Robert Smith Craig Hotzen Miss B's Restaurant

Check out this link for information on the Eagle Scout Study from Baylor University: http://www.scouting.org/About/Research/EagleScouts.aspx