FAQs for Donors
What is a donor?
A donor is a person who voluntarily donates money to a project.
Who qualifies as a donor?
Any person who voluntarily donates money to a project. It could be a member of your family, part of your community, another Scout of your group or even unknown people that want to support Scout projects like yours.
Why to donate to Scout Projects?
Scouts are developing projects to create a better world for local and global communities, so by giving them an extra hand will also allow and encourage them to become active citizens.
Why to donate through the Scout Donation Platform?
Scouts are constantly working towards creating a Better World, by funding projects on the platform you are also contributing towards the mission of the WOSM.
How can I donate to a project?
If I become a donor my name will be displayed on the projects?
Yes, your can be proud to find your name under the tab “Donors” of the project’s page.
Can I donate to a project and get my donation listed as “Anonymous donor”?
Yes! At the time of processing your payment you can choose the option "Anonymous donation" in the privacy settings. In this case your donation will be unlisted and will not display publicly.
How can I be informed about the progress of the project I am founding?
The project owner will publish regular updates on the page of the project and the donors will be notify every time an update is published.
What forms of payment can I use to make a donation?
At the moment the following payment method are available:
- Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express
- Vouchers: Only available at some Scout events to promote the Scout Donation Platform and cannot be bought online.
We are working hard to provide new options in the future.
What happens when a project is not fully funded?
When a project is not fully founded at the end of the campaign duration the project is automatically cancelled and all donations received will be refunded.
Can a project be overfunded?
No. When the project reaches its targeted amount it is not any longer possible to donate to this project.
Is my donation tax deductible?
For donations below USD 5.000, no provision will be made for tax-deduction. Donors wishing to donate above USD 5.000 should contact directly the World Scout Foundation to inquire about the possibility of tax deduction in the country of the donor.
What is the World Baden-Powell Fellowship?
The World Baden-Powell Fellowship (BP Fellowship, established on 25th April 1982 in Kolmaarden, Sweden) recognises individuals for their contributions to the World Scout Foundation to help support Scouting. Fellowship receptions are periodically held in different parts of the world to both inform members about Scouting and to welcome new members who are personally awarded a special insignia by His Majesty The King of Sweden.
The Fellowship provides a lifetime association with the Scout Movement and with business, government and Scouting leaders who share the same ideals. Joining and participating, and having been a Scout - this is not a requirement - offers the greatest reward in being involved in the development of young people around the world. And, in addition members meet other successful people who are just like you!
The BP Fellowship recognizes different levels of donation beginning at USD 10.000 for adults and USD 1.000 for youth members. The highest Fellowship, the Baden-Powell Circle, is for amounts of or over five million dollars.
There are now over 2,200 Fellows spread throughout 70 countries and territories around the world. More substantial donations entitle members to join the Honours Programme and those who make a financial commitment to Scouting in their Last Will and Testament are recognized in “The Founder’s Heritage”.
For further information please visit the World Scout Foundation official site.
Can my donation be taken into consideration to upgrade my current Baden-Powell Fellowship status?
Yes, for existing Baden Powell Fellows who have fulfilled their initial pledge of USD 10.000, it is possible to count donations made on the platform toward their upgrade within the Baden Powell Fellowship. Just ensure that you click the option on the payment process page.