The UPS Foundation announced today that it will give a $100,000 grant to the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of the organization's 100th Anniversary.
The grant will go to local councils to help fund conservation programs. Local councils can apply for $10,000 grants to support the development or implementation of conservation programs in their area.
The role of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers in conservation efforts has long been a cornerstone of the BSA. And The UPS Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the world's largest package-delivery company, has long supported groups who make a difference in their community.
Making a difference? Scouts have been doing that for 100 years.
"Every day, Boy Scouts across the country learn vital life skills, as well as to value and appreciate the world around them — so we are proud to support the Boy Scouts of America's 100–year effort to educate youth on the positive impact they can have on our environment," said Ed Martinez, director of philanthropy and corporate relations for The UPS Foundation.
Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca made sure to formally express his gratitude to The UPS Foundation.
"The importance of good stewardship of the land is taught to every young person in the program," he said. "We appreciate the grant provided by The UPS Foundation, which will ensure that the newest generation of Scouts will learn more ways and better ways through the generous contribution."