Endowment Support

The Nashua Valley Council’s endowment fund provides sustained financial support for council programs, camp facilities, camperships and unit support. Contributions to the council endowment help ensure that Nashua Valley Council will continue to deliver the promise of Scouting for the next generation of youth.

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“Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man”

Since 1910 the Boy Scouts of America has worked to prepare young people to make ethical decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Today Nashua Valley Council continues to pursue that mission in the 100 Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs and Venturing Crews in the 32 North-central Massachusetts communities we serve.

What is the James E. West Fellowship?

The James E. West Fellowship is awarded for gifts of $1000 or more to the Nashua Valley Council endowment fund. It recognizes those individuals who “lengthen their shadow” with a significant investment in the youth of tomorrow.

Who was James E. West?

James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. West worked with founders to give direction to the infant program of the Boy Scouts of America. During his 33 year tenure, Scouting grew and matured into the program we recognize and enjoy today.

Who can Become a James E. West Fellow?

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone – an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, council, district or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one. There can be no finer honor paid to a Scouter than to be named a James E. West Fellow, indicating that the honoree has displayed the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as James E. West.

How is the James E. West Fellowship Recognized?

The James E. West Fellowship Award is an attractive certificate, personalized with the honorees name. In addition, there will be a distinctive lapel pin and an embroidered square knot.

What is the Scouting Heritage Society?

In an effort to encourage support for the endowment trust fund, the council has established the Scouting Heritage Society. Its objective is to encourage men and women who believe in Scouting to invest in the future. The Scouting Heritage Society recognizes those individuals who have helped ensure that Scouting will continue to thrive in Nashua Valley Council for generations to come, Members of the Scouting Heritage Society will be recognized with an attractive certificate, lapel pin, and inclusion on the Heritage Society plaque displayed in the council service center.

To recognize an individual with the James E. West Fellowship or inclusion in the Scouting Heritage Society, please download the form below.

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