Volunteer Hours Program
Chief Seattle Council relies on funding from this program to carry out essential program-support to keep Scouting strong in our community. We’re grateful for our local businesses, and our volunteers who work together to provide funding through this program.
As a thank-you to our volunteers who submit hours to their employer, when a group has submitted a combined total of 25 hours, Chief Seattle Council will award the group $50 in Camp Cards.
Camp Cards can be used to pay for:
- Camps Pigott, Parsons, Edward, and Sheppard
- Day camps
- Chief Seattle Council training events
Each company sets their own rules regarding their program. For this reason, Chief Seattle Council may not know the specific rules or criteria for your employer. We encourage you to search for your employer above. All hours must be submitted through your employer first. Chief Seattle Council cannot facilitate the initial submission of hours.
Thank you, your participation in this unique program makes a difference in the lives of youth throughout Chief Seattle Council!
Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Cards:
How does a unit qualify for this program?
The group must have a volunteer who works for a company which offers a volunteer service hour donation program, which pays a minimum of $10 per hour donated. Check with your human resources manager or use the search tool above to find out if your company offers a volunteer service hour program. Once a unit reaches 25 cumulative hours of paid service hour grants they qualify for Camp Cards.
If there are two volunteers in my unit who work for different companies, does each one need to donate 25 hours?
No. We look at the combined total of hours donated for a group.
Do I need to submit 25 hours at once, or can I make several smaller submissions to get up to 25?
Chief Seattle Council encourages volunteers to submit hours monthly. Volunteers can make multiple submissions through their employer, and they do not have to be 25-hours each time. Once a group’s cumulative hours reach the 25-hour threshold, your group will receive a $50 Camp Card.
When will my group receive Camp Cards?
Camp Cards are issued monthly. We can only issue Camp Cards for volunteer hours we’ve already received payment for, which is typically 30-45 days after you’ve submitted your hours with your employer.
Why is the recognition rate set at $50 for every 25 hours?
Employers offer varying per-hour grant amounts, and we’re unable to adjust the Camp Cards based on a volunteer’s employer.
Can I submit the hours, and have the council send us the check instead?
No. This would violate IRS rules on direct benefit of individuals, and jeopardize the tax-deductability of your employer’s donation. A non-profit cannot receive a donation and give that donation to another entity or it is considered a pass-through donation.
Can I use Scout Bucks at other councils?
No. The Camp Cards incentive program is provided and facilitated by Chief Seattle Council.
Note: Chief Seattle Council reserves the right to cancel this program at any time or deny any unit eligibility.