James E West

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or marketable securities to their local council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the donor's annual gift to the council's Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Organizations or individuals may also contribute an award in honor of someone - an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, council president, or district chairperson, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate, or special Scouter.

The original award was named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man." Scouting today is the "lengthened shadow of more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. James E. West.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is an attractive 8 X 10 inch certificate, personalized with the honorees name, date of gift and presented in a bound leather presentation folder. In addition, there will be a distinctive lapel pin and an embroidered square knot.

For more information, contact the Scout Service Center at (562) 427-0911