Join the James E. West Fellowship
Honor Someone Special and Help Fund Scouting
Leave a legacy by contributing to the James E. West Fellowship Award. This award nationally recognizes individuals
who contribute $1,000 or more to the Northern Star Council's Endowment
Fund. Donors may make a gift in their own name or in honor of
someone else. This contribution is in addition to, and doesn't replace, a donor's annual gift to the Friends of
Who was James E. West?
James West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. 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
- Purchase of Boys' Life magazine which became the BSA's official magazine
Northern Star Council's Endowment Fund
Endowment is a crucial part of how Scouting is funded and provides a
stable, permanent source of income. Endowed
funds are invested over the long-term and earnings are used to support council operations.
Recognition and Honoring
West Fellows are presented with a personalized certificate, and a
distinctive green and gold square knot patch that can be worn on the
field uniform. They'll also receive a bronze James West lapel pin for more formal
occasions. Donors who give more than one West Fellowship are
presented with additional recognition items:
- 2 Fellowships: Red pyramid to wear on square knot
- 5 Fellowships: Silver-tone pyramid to wear on square knot
- 10 Fellowships: Gold-tone pyramid to wear on square knot
- 15 Fellowships: Black pyramid to wear on square knot
Fellowships can be provided in memory or in honor of someone else. You may want to honor
an Eagle Scout, parent, graduate, scoutmaster, volunteer, or a loved one. Take a look at Eagle
Scout David Novy who has given fellowships to his family members, as
well as multiple Eagle Scouts in his troop, and shows no sign of slowing
down with over 35 fellowships donated so far. He "likes the dual
impact of the West Fellowship - leaving a legacy for an individual and
his or her contributions to Scouting as well as supporting the
Council's Endowment Fund."
Make a Gift Today
How to Get Involved?
For more information or help in creating a James West Fellowship,
please contact 763-231-7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.