Endowments & Planned Giving

The endowment was established to provide a permanent source of income to Scouting. Gifts to the endowment fund are placed in a permanent trust. Individuals may make outright gifts or planned gifts, such as a will or gift annuity, where the Council will receive the proceeds at a later date.

James E. WestJames E. West Fellowship
The James E. West Fellowship Award recognizes individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more to the council's trust fund. Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award provide continued support to the Cape Cod & Islands Council 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.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is available to all with an interest in providing for the future. A brochure is available from the Council Service Center.

Scouting Heritage SocietyScouting Heritage Society
As part of our Endowment Development Program, the Cape Cod & Islands Council has created an organization to perpetuate scouting. Membership in this group is available to those altruistic men and women who have included the Cape Cod & Islands, Boy Scouts of America in their wills, or have made a planned endowment gift or an outright gift available to the Council.

There are various levels of giving within the Society and all members are recognized for their thoughtful generosity at the annual Recognition Dinner. A full color brochure is available from the Council Service Center describing membership levels and methods of giving.

Memorial/Tribute Fund
The Cape Cod & Islands Council tribute fund provides a permanent way to support Scouting, while at the same time providing a memorial or recognition to an individual. Gifts are often given as memorial, but may also honor individual accomplishments (Eagle Scout, birthdays, etc.).

Gifts to the tribute fund are placed in the Council endowment to provide a permanent source of income to the Scouting program. Donors are recognized and acknowledgement is sent to the family or recipient of the tribute.

A permanent record is maintained of the memorial/tribute fund.