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Westchester-Putnam Council Endowment

A small window of opportunity exists to impact a child’s character and influence his or her future success.  It is at this critical point in the lives of our boys and girls Scouting makes a provable difference. More than ever, America’s youth need to learn how to lead, make ethical decisions, and build character. Your investment transforms parents into Scout leaders, kids into Scouts and troops into families. Your investment grows Scouting and brings families closer together.

Encouraging gifts to the Westchester-Putnam Council endowment funds is one of Scouting's highest priorities. It is one of the only ways to ensure that the council can continue to offer the outstanding programs it now has and also grow to meet the needs of the youth and communities it serves.

In its gratitude for such support, the BSA nationally offers endowment recognition awards. These awards are presented by the local council to donors who support Scouting's financial future with council endowment gifts.



   James E. West Fellowship Award

This award is named for James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.  For more than three decades, West, who was affectionately called "The Chief Scout", guided and directed the Boy Scouts of America.  This national recognition was named in his honor in 1993, and is available to any member of the Boy Scouts of America as well as non-scouters.

The James E. West Fellowship award is a national recognition 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 on behalf of someone else, such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a council president, the retirement of a beloved Scouter, a special accomplishment, anniversary or in memory of a special individual.

By their contributions, those recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award help to ensure the Scouting legacy for future generations of young people help to create the financial stability of the program in the 21st Century.

To learn more about the James E. West Fellowship Award, please contact Chris Carollo, Director of Development at [Click for member's page] or call 914-449-2611.



The Second Century Society, SCS, is the Boy Scouts of America’s national social organization of individuals, families, foundations, and corporations stewarded by key volunteers and implemented by the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation. Established in 2011, SCS, replaces the 1910 Society and Founders Circle as the way to recognize Scouting’s major donors at both the local and national levels.   Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member  have a broader definition than Scouting’s major gift recognition in the past.  These gifts include 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, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment.

Any donor who is recognized as a Second Century Society member is awarded a certificate and can wear the lapel pin indicating their level of support.


To learn more about the Second Century Society, please contact Rich Stockton, Scout Executive/CEO at [Click for member's page] or call 914-449-2602



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