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By making an outright contribution to the James E. West Fellowship or through the purchase of a brick, tree, or license plate below, your gift will become a part of the permanent endowment of the  Greater St. Louis Boy Scout Trust Fund and benefit the Scouts of our communities forever.

James E. West Fellowship Program

James. E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, a position he held for more than three decades.  The West fellowship award is available for gifts of cash or marketable securities designated to the Council endowment fund.  Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach the levels beyond Bronze membership. The gift must be in addition to, and not replace or diminish, the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support.
               $1,000 +       Bronze Member
               $5,000 +       Silver Member
               $10,000 +     Gold Member
               $15,000 +     Diamond Member

Recognition includes a uniform knot with appropriate gift designation pin and a certificate.

Beaumont Scout Reservation has long been a wonderful place for young people to enjoy.  Over the years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have been a part of its rich Scouting history.  For a gift of $275 anyone mayrecognize an individual who helped steer them along the right trail.  A 4" x 8" brick is etched with up to 28 characters and placed around Sverdrup Lodge.  Contributions remain part of the Camp Maintenance Fund.    Beaumont Scout Reservation Brick Plaza.

Russell J. Hart Plaza at S bar F Scout Ranch

Russ Hart was a visionary of St. Louis Scouting.  During his tenure as our Scout Executive, S bar F Scout Ranch was developed and our Council rose to be recognized as the premier Scout council in America.  It is most fitting that this Scout Law Plaza at S bar F be named in his honor and in lasting memory of his leadership to Scouting.  Contributions remain part of the Camp Maintenance Fund. Russell J. Hart Plaza at S bar F Scout Ranch.

The Giving Tree Plan

The Giving Tree Plan creates a living tribute by planting a tree for a special person or to commemorate a special occasion.  These generous gifts will enhance the grounds of Beaumont Scout Reservation or Camp Lewallen with trees that will be a wonderful improvement.  Your gift of $175 will help our camps grow by providing financial resources dedicated to camp maintenance.  Many varieties of tree are available for planting.  Contribnutions remain part of the Camp Maintenance Fund.  The Giving Tree Plan.


Eagle Scout, their parents and Order of the Arrow members can provide additional support to Scouting by proudly displaying the official Eagle Scout or Order of the Arrow license plate on their Missouri-registered vehicles.  When you send an annual contribution of $25 with the Emblem Use Authorization Statement to the Council office, an application for personalized plates and the completed Emblem Use Authorization Statement will be delivered to you for processing at your local license office.

For more information about any of our endowment opportunities, please contact Joe Gosney by phone at 314.361.0600 or toll-free at 800.392.0895, or via e-mail at