Pledge Today for
Tomorrow's Leaders


The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of our youth since 1910. A Friend of Scouting provides a vital portion of the financial support we need to teach Scouting principles that will result in a positive influence on character, citizenship, and personal fitness. The youth of today are America’s future leaders. You can help shape that future by investing in Scouting today.

Scouting exists because of the volunteer and financial support provided by the community. Katahdin Area Council is funded by a variety of sources, including: direct contributions, events, annual popcorn sale, foundation grants, the United Way, and program/activity/camping fees. With your support, Katahdin Area Council will bring the nation’s highest quality Scouting programs to many more youth in our area.


2017 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

Established by the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across Northern and Eastern Maine. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens set examples that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.

On October 12, 2017, the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is proud to present the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award to the Honorable William S. Cohen. Bill was selected because he exemplifies what the Boy Scouts stand for: good citizenship, strength of character, and a commitment to helping others

For 107 years, the Boy Scouts of America has led the nation in providing citizenship training for American youth. Through the years, Scouting has provided young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self. The Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is the Council’s most significant annual fundraising event, providing resources to supporting character-development programs to youth served in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Aroostook, Washington, Waldo, and Hancock Counties.

Join us as we celebrate
The Honorable William S. Cohen Distinguished
Citizen Award Dinner
Thursday October 12th – 6:00 – 8:30pm
Anah Shriners
1404 Broadway, Bangor
Fellowship at 6:00pm, Dinner and Program 6:45pm

We know your time is precious. So is theirs. We understand that finding the time to volunteer can be challenging, so we offer another way to support the Scouts with Adopt-A-Scout! For a total of $180, you can give a Scout the gift of adventure, friendship, memories, and the pure joy of what the Boy Scouts has to offer. Donate what you can and Adopt-A-Scout (or two) today to help get them started on a journey they will never forget!

Adopt Now

Many people think of a business’ annual budget in terms of dollars for broad categories such as employee salaries or paying the monthly utility bill – but for Scouting, it is much more.

Instead think of the Council’s annual budget as the ink and paper needed for a flier distributed at a school to educate youths and their parents about the fun and adventure of Scouting. It is the tent a youth sleeps in while on building adventures at Katahdin Scout Reservation. It is the labor and materials needed to renovate a building at Maine High Adventure. Project sales and gifts in kind can be an integral part of helping the Katahdin Area Council deliver quality programs and services to our community.

You can help support the Katahdin Area Council provide vital services and programs to Scouts, volunteer leaders and chartered organizations through your annual Friends of Scouting gift by supporting a specific budget or donating a needed item.

For a full list of items please click here or Contact Us.

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America. We invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs. Click here for volunteer information.

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