Camping World Inc. today announced that it has donated funds to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council in the greater Chicago area to assist in its ScoutReach program. According to a press release, the funding will be used by the Boy Scouts for sponsoring day camps and to reinforce the community outreach program.
The donation is part of Camping World’s “commitment to foster greater appreciation for nature and outdoor activities while supporting worthy community organizations,” the release stated.
The Three Fires Council ScoutReach program serves approximately 800 at-risk youth. Utilizing ScoutReach funding, the program aids youth within Kane County from economically challenged, and often single-parent, homes.
“The Boy Scouts of America help teach our children about leadership and encourage a set of strong values that will be part of them for the rest of their life,” said Roger Nuttall, president of Camping World RV Sales. “At the same time, the young Boy Scouts are given a variety of useful tools for the outdoors.”
“We are very thankful and appreciative of the donation from Camping World,” said Larry Bethers, field director for the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fire Council. “Through the timely donation from Camping World, we will be able to continue serving the youth in our community that deserve a positive alternative to their environments and an opportunity to reach their goals through the scouting program.”