Support Youth in Your Community

An investment in Scouting is an investment in America’s future. Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, leadership skills to the youth in your community. 

From endowments and tributes to special events, Rainbow Council offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to support central Indiana youth and Scouting programs. 

If you or your company is interested in learning more about supporting Scouting, contact our development department to discuss the best options for you.

Know that whatever level of your support, your investment will benefit young people in northern Illinois, even Scouts in your own community.

Want to help support scouting? Give Here!

Council Development Contacts

Kris Fry
Development Director

Lori Manietta
Office Manager

Memorial, Tribute and Celebration Gifts:

The Memorial, Tribute, and Celebration Gifts Fund offers an opportunity to make a contribution as a tribute on a special occasion or at the passing of a friend of relative. No tribute could be better than to encourage and inspire Scouting values in the youth. Thus, perpetuating the high principal admired in a friend or loved one.  A special memorial tribute card will be sent to the person designated.  In addition to the memorial or tribute card, recognition of the memorial will be placed in both our Council Newsletters and the Council website.  

Tributes can honor Scouts achieving the Eagle Scout rank, Silver Beavers, graduates from college, military academics, birthdays, anniversaries or any other special event in an individual’s life.

Honor someone in a special intimate way by donating to The Memorial Tribute and Celebration Gifts fund.

Donations are to be sent to
921 S. State St.
Lockport Il 60441
For further information email: Kris Fry


Special Event Fundraising

Golf Classic

What: 2020 Golf Classic – perfect for networking, socializing or brushing up on your game.
Where: TBD
When: TBD, 2020

Featuring: Last year we had a Helicopter Drop raffle, Hole-in-one competition, golf games and dinner. 

Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

What: 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award – Rainbow Council recognition dinner for an outstanding member of the community.
Where: Jacob Henry Mansion
When: September 19, 2020

Featuring: Mike Hennessy of United Way of Will County. 

Sporting Clays

What: 2019 Sporting Clays — shooting clays and contest.
Where: Downer’s Grove Sportsman Club
When: October 26, 2019

Featuring: A free hat for all shooters, lunch prior to event opening, and tailgate style meal after. Event includes games and a raffle. 

Leadership Luncheon

What: 2019 Leadership Luncheon — perfect for inspiring the minds of our 2018-2019 Eagle Scouts
Where: Olivet Nazarene University
When: November 7th, 2019

Featuring: Keynote Speaker Eagle Scout and Polar Explorer Aaron Linsdau, a campus tour of Olivet Nazarene University  and Lunch. We also currently have an auction to win dinner with Aaron and Scouting Executive, Ted Karns. 

Giving Tuesday

What: Giving Tuesday — join in the season of giving. Show your support our mission by joining us for #givingtuesday.
Where: Council-Wide
When: December 3rd, 2019. 

Featuring: Scouts who sell over $1,000 are invited to a special event in January. Over 30% of sales goes back to the Scout’s Unit!