This Award is meant for All scouts, Venturer scouts.
James E. West served as the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years.
The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 or more to a council endowment fund. The gift must be in addition to - and not replace or diminish - the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support.
The James E. West Fellowship Award is an 8-by-10-inch certificate, personalized with the donor's name, date of gift, and council name.
In addition, there will be a distinctive lapel pin/charm and an embroidered square knot for uniform wear. While it is a national recognition, the James E. West Fellowship award is authorized and presented by the local council.
A registered BSA member of any age can receive this award. Knot Description
: Gold on green knot on tan background with red border.
Feb 01, 2013 - Andrew P. DeHahn
What a gift this would be to a council that has given me so much. I am 15 years old and an Eagle scout, my family and I have been big on Scouting and promoting what it gives not only to the Scout and parents, but the community. Membership is down in my district, but we are trying to make it better bye giving back to the community as much as possible. In a few month I am planning a conservation project, beyond what I did for Eagle, to give back just a little more, love of charity for our Community will make a difference, Thanks!
Jan 15, 2014 - 150BSA
I'm donating 15 Computers to my Local Council. Computers will setup in a classroom and to be used at Summer Camp for a variety of Merit Badges. Net worth of the computers is $15,000. Do this qualify donor to receive the James E. West Diamond Award?
Jan 15, 2014 - Yukon Jack
@150BSA. First of all, thank you for your wonderful donation! Second, I do not believe so. The James E. West Fellowship (not award) is for $1000 plus to a council ENDOWMENT fund, which is a council permanent fund that keeps its initial investments and skims off the interest annually to keep the programs running without a loss of capital. The two higher levels are for $25,000 donation or $100,000 WILLED to the council after a scouter's death. There is no 'diamond' level. The other two are called the Founder's Circle and the 1910 Society.
Mar 27, 2014 - Andy
Is it $1000 or more annually or one time gift that qualifies?
Mar 31, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Andy - It is a one time gift.
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