Tax-Exempt Status of Units
All units need a tax ID number (also referred to as an “EIN” – Employer Identification Number). Units should NOT use the Social Security number of an adult leader. If they do, the IRS will attribute all banking transactions, unit purchases, etc. to that leader as an individual. Units may use the tax ID number of their chartering organization, if given permission. This may be especially useful for the unit if that organization is tax-exempt.
Most units obtain their own tax ID number by completing IRS Form SS-4. The current form and instructions are available on the IRS Web site – www.irs.gov. Also, the IRS now allows you to provide the information over the phone and immediately receive a unit EIN. The IRS “tax ID hotline” is 800.829.4933.
Hawk Mountain Council Units
The Hawk Mountain Council is made up of many local Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Teams, and Explorer Posts. Each unit is sponsored by a community-based organization that receives a national charter to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work.
Hawk Mountain Council Unit Home Pages - Your Unit's Home on the Internet
Do you want to improve communication between your unit's leaders, parents and scouts? Have you been thinking about creating a web site for your unit but have been daunted by the task, the cost, or the resources required? Well, look no further because Unit Home Pages are here to help address your needs.
The Unit Home Page feature on the Hawk Mountain Council web site gives your unit a home on the Internet. Your Unit Home Page provides the following features...
- Editable home page content
- Unit news and headlines
- An events calendar
- A group email tool
- A place to store files to share with unit members
- Security features to protect members and information
- Register your unit contingent for Summer Camp
- Online Merit Badge signup
- and more to come......
Click the links below to learn more about how your Unit can start using these features today.
How to...... (STEP 1, 2 AND 3 MUST BE COMPLETED FOR CAMP MERIT BADGE SIGN-UP)
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