"We only have a short time to live, so it is essential
to do things that are worthwhile and to do them now."
- Lord Robert Baden Powell
Gifts to our endowment fund help ensure that we can continue to offer outstanding programs and services in perpetuity and also grow to meet the needs of the youth and communities it serve. In its gratitude for such support, the Boy Scouts of America offers a number of distinct recognition awards. These awards are presented by the local Council to donors who support Scouting's financial future with Council endowment gifts.
If you would like to find out more about solutions for your particular estate planning needs, our gift recognition program or about our Council Endowment Fund, contact e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
James E. West Fellowship
The James E. West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities to our Council endowment fund. The gift must be in addition to and not replace or diminish the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support. Many individuals and corporation make these gifts either on behalf of someone else such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary or in memory of a special individual. A James E. West Fellowship Award can be cumulative to reach Silver, Gold and Diamond levels.
Second Century Society
The Second Century Society recognizes outright gifts of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more, to a local Council, BSA Foundation, high-adventure base, or any BSA entity for operating, capital or endowment. Donors making outright gifts of $100,000 or more are designated as "Members with Distinction." Donors making deferred gifts of $500,000 or more are designed as "Legacy Members." Members in these categories receive special recognition and opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.