INSPIRATION, RECOGNITION AND DONATIONS TOPPING $1.6 MILLION
Nearly 550 supporters attended the 2021 Million Dollar Day for Scouting – two breakfasts and a virtual lunch designed to raise $1 million to launch the 2022 annual fundraising campaign. This year, participants saw a snapshot of Scouting’s impact on youth as they shared fellowship and made their 2022 contributions.
All three of the events featured Emcee Elijah Durkin of Aviation Exploring Post 237 from the Anoka County Airport and a personal testimonial by Eagle Scout and Venturing President Hannah Marik of Troop 5571 and Crew 3695, who shared some of her personal Scouting highlights during the past two and a half years and the leadership skills she has learned.
As the Keynote Speaker for each of the programs, Commissioner John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, invigorated the crowd ensuring guests – when communities are looking for solutions to problems, there’s a good chance that more Scouting for more children is a part of the answer.
“Scouting has been successful generation after generation in the business of guiding young people on a transformational journey through life – Commissioner John Harrington”
Highlights of the in-person breakfasts also included the presentation of the Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Awards to the Mathias Fischer Family at St. Paul and Bill Brody at Fort Snelling for their roles in growing community support for Scouting, the inspiration of Star Scout Mitchell of Troop 196 singing the National Anthem, and the awarding of the Medal of Merit Award for Theo, Max, and Todd Reemtsma for saving the life of Theo and Max’s mother, Jennie Ward, during a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
If you’d like to view the pictures taken at the in-person events, follow the link below!2021 Million Dollar Day Photos Watch the Virtual Million Dollar Day Lunch!
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Scouting creates opportunities, develops leaders, and gives back to the community each and every day. In short, Scouting makes the community stronger and ensures every youth is Prepared. For Life.
Businesses, community leaders, and families who experience Scouting firsthand continue Scouting’s impact today and into the future through donations to the Annual Fund. This annual fundraising campaign supports the great work of thousands of volunteer mentors and role models.
Here is what is made possible by annual donations to Scouting:
- Provides camp scholarships to youth in need.
- Delivers Scouting to at-risk youth at no charge.
- Recognizes academic and leadership achievements with scholarships.
- Supplies eight camp properties with tents, building upgrades, and program materials.
- Offers registration scholarships to lower the annual cost of Scouting for families in need.
- Supports a locally owned and operated Scouting program.
Gifts from generous donor like you makes local Scouting in Northern Star possible. Thank you for positively impacting youth!You can Donate NOW to support Scouting!