Endowment Committee

“The past is our heritage. The present our opportunity. The future our hope.”

Encouraging gifts to the Patriot’s Path Council endowment fund is one of Scouting’s highest priorities. It is one of the best ways to ensure that our council will 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 Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America offers four distinct endowment recognition awards. These awards are presented at local events that the Patriots’ Path Council conducts:


  • James E. West Fellowship Program
  • Major Gifts
  • Second Century Society
  • Presidents Leadership Council



James E. West Fellowshipjames west fellowship award

The fellowship recognizes gifts to a local council, designated by the donor to the council endowment fund.

Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Bronze ($1,000) Silver ($5,000), Gold ($10,000), and Diamond ($15,000) member levels.

Major Gifts and Scouting

Annual gifts, product sales, and special events are important, but they only sustain a council’s current needs. For major growth, Scouting needs major gifts. They are critical to Scouting’s future, whether current or deferred, general or specific; for local, national, or international use; and for operating, capital, or endowment.

We believe that major gifts, those of $25,000 and more, are worthy of recognition at a national level. Besides monetary gifts, we also recognize gifts such as:

  • Stocks, bonds, real estate, other non-cash assets, charitable income trusts and gift annuities
  • Bequests, pledges, IRAs and insurance designations
  • Donor-advised funds to benefit Scouting and even some organizations outside of Scouting such as universities, schools, medical charities and more
  • New scholarships, camperships, or designated funds for specific councils, projects or geographical areas
  • Gifts to support specific Scouting projects, funds, and initiatives such as innovation, STEM or conservation/ sustainability

For more information about these types of gifts and others, please contact the BSA Foundation at (972) 580-2219 or bsafoundation.org. You may also visit our gift-planning website.

Second Century Society GiftsSecond-Century-Scout

Second Century Society Gifts of $25,000 or more, given outright or payable over five years, or $100,000 or more, deferred, qualify the donor for membership in the Second Century Society. These gifts may benefit a local council, the BSA Foundation, a high-adventure base, or any BSA entity for operating, capital, or endowment.

$25,000+ Member Level — Lapel pin and certificate (councils request these items directly from BSA Supply Group at 800-323-0732)

$100,000+ Member Level –Special lapel pin and certificate, a framed Norman Rockwell print, and custom Second Century Society insignia. Designation of “Members With Distinction.” Special recognition and other opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.

$500,000+ Member Level — All of the above; at this level, the Norman Rockwell print is a custom limited edition. Designated as “Legacy Members.”  Special recognition and other opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.

$1,000,000+ Member Level — All of the above; donors at this level receive a premium-quality, framed Rockwell giclée. Designated as “Legacy Members.” Special recognition and other opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.

More Information

Presidents Leadership Councilpresidents leadership council logo

Gifts to or through the BSA Foundation, given outright or payable over five years as part of an advised fund, designated fund, trust, or other foundation fund structure, qualify the donor for membership in the exclusive Presidents Leadership Council. Gifts may be designated to benefit local councils, high-adventure facilities, or other BSA entities.

$1,000,000+ Member Level  — A numbered, limited-edition replica of Rockwell’s “Scoutmaster” in bronze. An original, commissioned Presidents Leadership Council marble sculpture. A framed, full-size Rockwell giclée of the donor’s choice from a catalog of work. A custom Presidents Leadership Council tie. Invitations to exclusive Presidents Leadership Council events.

$5,000,000+ Member Level — All of the above and personalized custom recognition items

$10,000,000+ Member Level — All of the above and personalized custom recognition items

Contact Us

Endowment Committee Chair
Dennis Kohl
(973) 765-9322 x245

For more information about giving to Scouting’s Forever Fund contact Patriots’ Path Council at 973.765.9322 or you may obtain more resources at the BSA Foundation.