It's not that Intel has a particular affinity for Scouting; its employees do. By volunteering as scoutmasters and in other roles, they trigger a $10 corporate donation for each hour spent helping a troop. 

And with close to 17,000 employees in the state, those hours -- and dollars -- really add up. In 2010 alone they came to $180,000, according to the Intel Foundation's most recent tax filings. 

The donations, though, are now drying up. 

They're a casualty of a change in Intel's requirements -- which attaches a nondiscrimination pledge to the donation -- and the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members and troop leaders