Encouraging gifts to BSA local council endowment funds is one of Scouting’s highest priorities. It is one of the best ways to ensure that your 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 three distinct recognition awards.

These awards are presented by the local council to donors who support Scouting’s financial future with gifts to their local council endowment funds. Those national recognitions are:

  • The James E. West Fellowship
  • The Second Century Society
  • The 1910 Society
  • The Founders Circle

BSA Foundation’s major gift webpage: www.bsagiftplan.org

To learn more about BSA Endowments, please contact:


Amy Bettis

Amy Bettis

Development Director

(608) 799-3170