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 three decades. His early accomplishments included first edition of The Official Boy Scout Handbook, Addition of the last three points of the Scout Law, Creation of Cub Scouts, and the purchase of Boys' Life magazine which because the BSA's official magazine.
The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash and marketable securities to a council endowment fund. 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.
The Second Century Society
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.
The Process - Donors and or Gamehaven Council staff can download and fill out the SCS application and return it to Gamehaven Council. Gamehaven will request your recognition pin and certificate through the BSA supply. We will then recognize you as a new member of the Second Century Society.