Scouting helps young men and women build character, citizenship and fitness. Developing youth who are physically strong, mentally awake, morally straight, has been the work of the Boy Scouts of America since 1910. Our efforts will be even more important in coming years.
Learning from exemplary leaders, engaging programs, and timeless values, Scouts work to improve themselves and their communities. For many, positive attitudes and attributes learned as a youth will continue throughout life. Today’s Scouts will become tomorrow’s leaders in the trades and professions, business, education, government, and all walks of life.
James E. West
The James E. West Fellowship Award nationally recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Indian Nations Council's permanent Endowment. Individuals may contribute funds
toward a fellowship in honor of someone else; an Eagle Scout, parent, graduate, Silver Beaver award recipient, Vigil Honor recipient, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, retiree, volunteer, or special loved ones including non-Scouters, youth or adults. Fellowships can also be provided "in memory of" a departed loved one, business associate or special Scouter or non-Scouter.
The award is 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."
Today, Scouting is the "lengthened shadow" of the more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. James E. West.
Contributions to the endowment fund through the James E. West Fellowship are never spent; only the interest is used to further the programs and outreach of the Indian Nations Council. Members of the Indian Nations Council's endowment societies are recognized at the Heritage Society event.
The national endowment recognition of James E. West and the Second Century Society recognizes supports of the Indian Nations Council’s endowment.
James E. West Recognition Levels
$1,000+ Bronze member level: certificate and pin
$5,000+ Silver member level: certificate and pin
$10,000+ Gold member level: certificate and pin
$15,000+ Diamond member level: certificate and pin
$25,000+ Become a Second Century Society Member
(Donors may make cumulative gifts
to reach silver, gold, and diamond
Second Century Society
The Second Century Society is reserved for those who make an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more, to the Indian Nations Council for operating, capital, or endowment.
For more information about the endowment programs of the Indian Nations Council, please contact:
Director of Development