An Amazing Million Dollar Day for Scouting

Inspiration, Recognition and Donations Topping $1.4 Million

Nearly 550 supporters attended Million Dollar Day for Scouting - two breakfasts and a virtual lunch designed to raise $1 million to launch the annual fundraising campaign. This year, participants saw a snapshot of Scouting’s impact on youth as they shared fellowship and made their 2022 contributions.

The in-person events featured Emcee Hayden Humphries of Troop 7559 at Woodbury Lutheran Church and Troop 5384 at Woodlake Lutheran Church and the virtual event was led by Therese Phan of Troop 5384 of Woodlake Lutheran Church. Both Emcees shared how Scouting impacted their lives and led guests through their programs. At all three events, Giovanni Olivares of Troop 9228 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, shared his memories of camping in the rain and learning to pitch his tent on the top of a hill to stay dry.

As the Keynote Speaker for each of the programs, Dave Schwartz, Senior Manager of Communications and Engagement at the Minnesota Wild, shared through his own experiences how he learned failure is a key part of success in life. Dave also challenged guests to make a impact on the lives of youth by taking an active role in mentoring kids and emphasizing their positive actions every day. 

Highlights of the in-person breakfasts also included the presentation of the Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Awards to Jack Piepel at St. Paul and Warren and Mary Lynn Staley at Fort Snelling for their roles in growing community support for Scouting, the inspiration of Life Scout Mitchell of Troop 9196 singing the National Anthem, and the awarding of the Medal of Merit Award to Gus Notsch for saving a three-year-old girl from drowning.

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St Paul Event

An Amazing Million Dollar Day for Scouting