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

 James E. West square knot
The James E. West Fellowship
James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and he served in that position for more than three decades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities 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. Many individuals and corporations 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. If an institution is truly “the lengthened shadow of one man,” it is more than fitting that the BSA honor James E. West’s major contributions to Scouting in such a significant way. 
  Second Century Society
An outright gift 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 of Distinction”.  Donors making deferred gifts of $500,000 or more are designated as “Legacy Members”.  Donors making outright gifts of $1,000,000 or more are designated as “Members with Distinction”.  Members in these categories receive special recognition and opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.
  Presidents Leadership Council
Gifts of $1,000,000 or more to or through the BSA Foundation payable over five years, as part of an advised fund, designated fund, trust, or other Foundation fund structure.  Gifts may be designated to benefit local Councils, high-adventure facilities, or other BSA entities.

For More Information 
If you would like to find out more about our gift recognition programs or about Scouting’s endowment campaign, contact:

Todd Lamison - Scout Executive
Mississippi Valley Council
2336 Oak Street
Quincy, IL  62301

More information & the application for our national major gifts recognition awards is available in this Endowment Form.

Thank you for your interest in and support of our great Scouting movement.