DirecTV this month announced a new relationship with the Boy Scouts of America and an opportunity for the Scouting community to support local councils as new DirecTV subscribers.
Beginning August 1, 2010, new DirecTV subscribers who sign up using a special Scouting telephone number will receive a $100 credit on their bill in the form of 10 $10 bill credits.
Also, for each new subscriber who joins using the Scouting phone number, DirecTV will donate $75 to the local council serving that subscriber’s area. That money will help the council fund camperships, scholarships, or other council needs to support units.
You won’t have to be a DirecTV subscriber to enjoy the benefits of this partnership, however. DirecTV plans to offer a new online education module for Scouting that will help unit leaders teach math, science, and technology to their guys.
Cracker Barrel will provide more details on how to take advantage of this opportunity in the coming months. Stay tuned.