Scouting helps young men and women build character, citizenship and fitness. Developing youth who are physically strong, mentally awake, morally straight, has been the work of the Boy Scouts of America since 1910. Our efforts will be even more important in coming years.
Learning from exemplary leaders, engaging programs, and timeless values, Scouts work to improve themselves and their communities. For many, positive attitudes and attributes learned as a youth will continue throughout life. Today’s Scouts will become tomorrow’s leaders in the trades and professions, business, education, government, and all walks of life.
Encouraging gifts to the Laurel Highlands Council endowment is one of our highest priorities. A gift to endowment ensures that the Council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years.
For the donor, a gift to endowment says, "Scouting is important to me and my family." It says that Scouting truly is a movement with a mission for me. It is more than an organization; it is a way of life. It is what we say and do in the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law. The Laurel Highlands Council Endowment exists to ensure the Council's long-term financial health. Your support will help us meet the current and future goals of the Laurel Highlands Council.
For more information, please contact Erik Tomalis
James E. West Fellowship
A gift to our 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 dimish -- 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 cumalitive gifts to reach Silver, Gold, and Diamond member levels. For example, 5 years of giving at teh Bronze level would qualify for the 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.