BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE


The award is names after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Walso Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man."  Scouting today is the "lengthened shadow" of more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. James E. West.

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 in the twenty-first century for their local council.

A gift to a local council, designated by the donor to the council endowment fund, qualifies for membership as a James E. West fellow.  The gift must be in addition to— and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Friends of Scouting support.  A minimum gift of $1000 in cash or marketable securities qualifies for the Bronze level membership. Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold, and Diamond member levels.  For example, 5 years of giving at the Bronze level would qualify for Silver level membership.  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.  

CATAWBA LODGE RECIPIENTS

FRANK CRENSHAW
TANNER McFETTERS
MAC McCULLOUGH
MICHAEL BAKER
TAYLOR S. MORGAN
SEAN FOX
CHRIS WHITE
DALLAS WHITTINGTON
NICHOLAS ZANZOT
MARK E. CHAPMAN
SEBASTIAN LIMA
JESSE L/ EVERIDGE, JR.
ZACHARY UNFERTH
CHARLIE HARRIS