One Time Donations Come in Different Forms

Endowments, tributes and memorial gifts are typically larger donation that provide resources that the Council that help us run our programs for another year. We are always grateful for such generosity and try to include any tributes in special events and dinners to show our appreciation.

Sometimes we have needs that span monetary needs. Business owners can provide services at a discount, venues can lend us some time for an advancement or Board meeting, or maybe you know someone who has something from their early scouting years that might be considered priceless in the right hands.

The James E. West Fellowship is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to these local council endowment fund. This contribution is in addition to and does not diminish or replace a donor’s annual gift to the council’s Friend of Scouting campaign. Organization or individuals may also contribute an award in honor of someone. The award is presented with a certificate, a lapel pin and a uniform square knot.

The Scout Memorial and Tribute Fund allows donors to honor someone on a birthday, special occasion, anniversary or in memory of someone deceased. These gifts remain in perpetuity to ensure that Scouting is available for the youth of our future generations. Donations to the Scout Tribute Fund become part of the endowment fund and are tax deductible. 

For more information on the Heritage Society, the James E. West Fellowship or the Scout Tribute Fund contact Ted Karns, Council Executive, by email or by phone at (815)942-4450 ext 900

Non-Monetary donations are always welcome. While we always accept useful operational items such as office supplies, camping supplies, and outdoor activity paraphernalia, we also look forward to historical, monumental or even sentimental items. We appreciate any Scouting related items that have history. We have a display case at our George S McGee Service Center where we have some of our proudest Scouting Donations. 

We also are always looking for donations for special events. If you have access to a service or can secure a more outstanding donation for our many special events, such as for our Golf Out, Shooting Clays, or Brew-O-Ree, please let us know! We would love to work with you!

Reach out and find out how you can help!