Help Build a Lasting Legacy by Joining the James E. West Fellowship!
Scouting’s original founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, lived by the motto that “we only have a short time to live, so it is essential to do things that are worthwhile and to do them now”. This belief clearly influenced his vision of the organization he was to create. But it also continues to define the true importance of Scouting, the relevance and impact of its programs and the vital role that our great volunteers play in making Scouting what it is today.
Encouraging endowment gifts to our council is one of our highest priorities. It is one of the best ways to ensure that our council can continue to offer the outstanding programs it now has and also grow to meet the needs of the youth and communities we serve. An integral part of our goal to expand our endowment trust fund and ensure the future financial stability of the council is the James E. West Fellowship Award. Named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, it is a national recognition for those who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to our council’s endowment fund.
James E. West Recognition Levels
It is important to note that a qualifying gift for recognition as a James E. West Fellow is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace, your annual gift to the Friends of Scouting Campaign.
Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone, an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, or significant Scout leader, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate, or special Scouter. Each donor will be recognized with a personalized 8 x 10 certificate, distinctive lapel pin specific to level of giving and an embroidered square knot.