Recognize Your Leaders with James E. West Fellowship Award

Posted on May 21 2013 - 3:08pm

Would you like to honor a special Scout Leader for years of outstanding service?  Is there an outgoing Leader who has served your Unit well and deserves recognition for a job well done?  Do you know of a new Eagle Scout, Wood Badge or Silver Beaver recipient who you would like to recognize? Would you like to provide a lasting memorial for a special person who has passed away?

This award is named after James E. West who was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.  Dr. West exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man."  Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own "lengthened shadow" as they help ensure the Scouting legacy for future generations of young people and create the financial stability of the program for the Atlanta Area Council.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or marketable securities to the Council's Endowment Trust Fund.  This gift must be in addition to and not replace or diminish the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support.  In addition to the certificate and pin, the James E. West Fellowship Award embroidered square-knot insignia is worn above the uniform left shirt pocket, indicating a Scouter is a James E. West fellow.  Click herefor more information.