James E. West Fellowship

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 Adventure Box

If you start your fellowship or Level Up before the end of the year, you get a special adventure box! 

Included in this special adventure box is:

  • Scouts BSA Thorlos Uniform Light Hiking Crew Socks: Designed for day hikes in moderate to hot climates, these crew cut socks are made with exclusive 62% Coolmax nylon and 19% Thor-Lon acrylic and 5% Lycra spandex with a ventilation panel to wick moisture and keep feet cooler
  • Hot Spark Fire Starter: Get sparks fast and easy using the special metal alloy and scraper bar in this kit
  • Clif Bar: Crafted with an optimal blend of protein, fat and carbs

As a special thank you from the council Endowment Committee, your Adventure Box awaits!

James E. West Recognition Levels

$1,000+ Bronze Member Level

$5,000+ Silver Member Level

$10,000+ Gold Member Level

$15,000+ Diamond Member Level

$25,000+ Second Century Society Member

For more information on Second Century, Contact Heather Lerner at heather.lerner@scouting.org

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.

For questions, contact Heather Lerner at 408-638-8316 or heather.lerner@scouting.org

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