Scouting relies on community partners to enhance the program and provide more opportunities for our youth to learn and grow. There are a variety of opportunities to partner with Rainbow Council for a mutually beneficial relationship. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with Scouting in Will Kankakee or Grundy Counties, see below for contact information to discuss a potential partnership.
Activity or Program Partnerships
The council partners with community organizations throughout the year to offer Scout units and families discounted and/or “behind the scenes” experiences at attractions and events. Activities range from educational STEM experiences to “Scout Night” at a local sports event.
An application process is required. Contact Dawn Allen for more information at Dawn.Allen@Scouting.org
Partnering with the Will County United Way we provide the Scouting program in non-traditional setting through bi lingual, trained program leaders. We are currently seeking Community partners to assist in the delivery of the program.
Contact Daniel.Stromberg@Scouting.org for more information.
Chartered Organizations / Traditional Scouting
Civic, faith-based, and educational organizations operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large. The responsibilities of the chartered organizations is to provide adequate meeting facilities, provide quality leadership for the Scouting unit and appointing a chartered organization representative to coordinate all Scouting unit operations within the organization.
Exploring is a career education program with a purpose to provide experiences to help young men and women identify career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment. Businesses and organizations initiate a specific Career Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interested of youth in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.
Helping others is one of the fundamental values of Scouting and allows Scouts to see the value to contributing to their community. Organizations and groups seeking volunteers to assist with projects or events are encouraged to contact us.
Furthermore, the council has service opportunities and team-building activities for organizations and groups seeking an organized staff/team activity day.