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Non-Cash Gifts

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Black Swamp Area Council every time you shop, at no cost to you!

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the BSAC. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Area Council to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

  • Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
    • Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same
  • How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
    • The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
  • How do I select the Black Swamp Area Council as my organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
    • On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select the Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Area Council to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to the BSAC.  *Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by purchaser.

If you are an Android user enable AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping App.

See below for instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping App and generate donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Amazon Shopping App to complete the process.

You can always generate donations for Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Area Council by shopping at smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile is a free program and you'll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shipping options as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate to your favorite charity.


BSA Discover Card

Development and Corporate Alliances is proud to announce the Boy Scouts of America Discover® credit card is now available!

With the Boy Scouts of America Discover credit card, Scouting is more rewarding than ever! Specifically designed for the adult members of Scouting families, the Boy Scouts of America Discover credit card rewards you on everyday purchases, while the Boy Scouts of America receives a percentage of those purchases to support Scouting.

Also, by visiting the Scout Rewards section at www.scoutingrewards.com , cardholders can donate their points to Scouting. The points will be shared equally among local councils and the National Council.

Additionally, for adult Scouting alumni, the BSA Discover credit card is a perfect opportunity to show their Scouting pride while paving the way for future Scouts. Along with the increased funding to local councils, this is an excellent way to affect the Scouting organization in positive and far-reaching ways. You may also access “spread the word” tools at www.scouting.org/BSAcreditcard, where you’ll find template emails, social media posts, fliers, and more.

Get your BSA Discover credit card today by clicking on the Apply for this Card button at www.BoyScoutCreditCard.com . Please help us get the word out by sharing this link with colleagues, friends, and family.


BSA Foundation

In many ways, Scouting is unique among the charities and other youth organizations of the world. In at least one way, however, Scouting is no different from others: If it is to grow and serve more youth and more communities each year, it must find a way to financially support its long-term mission.

Gifts to the Foundation may take many forms and are detailed in the Foundation's Gift Acceptance and Policy Guidelines. Acceptable gifts include the following:

  • Cash
  • Stock/bonds/marketable securities
  • Mutual fund/retirement plan designations
  • Real estate (without mortgages or liens)
  • Tangible personal property
  • Life insurance
  • Oil and gas royalties
  • Other assets (upon approval of Foundation board)

Company Matching Gifts

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting. Check with your company to see if they participate in a matching gifts program.


Companies with Volunteer Grants

Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants

Some local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. 


Gift in Kind Opportunities

A Gift In Kind consists of an item that is donated to the Black Swamp Area Council. Items can include paper, food for camp, gas cards for fuel of camp vehicles and much more.

For Gift In Kind donation inquires contact, Findlay Service Center, (419) 422-4356 ext. 112.


Kroger Community Rewards

Giving More Back to the Community!

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!


One Car One Difference

One Car Once Difference is the official vehicle donation progam of the Boy Scouts of America. Donate a vehicle to the Boy Scouts of America, and the proceeds from its sale will support the Black Swamp Area Council (note: due to IRS rules, donating to a specific Scout unit is not an option).

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356