James E. West Award

James E. WestContributing to the Pacific Skyline Council’s Endowment Fund is one of the best ways to ensure that we can continue to offer outstanding outdoor programs at Camp Oljato, Cutter and Boulder Creek Scout Reservations, in addition to grow to meet the future needs of the youth and communities we serve.

See a list of our donors
Download the application (fillable PDF)
A James E. West fellowship has been established in memory of Matthew C. Sears

Matthew SearsMatthew passed away on December 6, 2018 due to complications related to leukemia. Matthew was raised in Los Altos, CA, and attended Los Altos High School. He participated in Scouting, beginning as a Cub Scout, and became an Eagle Scout at 14 years old with Troop 33. He gained acceptance to the United States Naval Academy. Matthew was currently a Midshipman studying Computer Science. More about Matthew here. Hank Scherf is our first donor. To donate contact our Council Development Director at (650) 341-5633.

The James E. West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship Award nationally recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Pacific Skyline Council’s Fund (managed by the BSA National Foundation). Your gift will remain in our local endowment fund and will provide an income resource in perpetuity. Individuals may contribute monies toward a fellowship in honor of someone else: an Eagle Scout, a Graduate, a Silver Beaver/Vigil Honor recipient, Scoutmaster/Cubmaster, Retiree, council president or special loved ones including non-Scouters, youth or adults.

James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and he served in that position for more than three decades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 and up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund. The gift must be in addition to— and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Investment in Character support.

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. If an institution is truly “the lengthened shadow of one man,” it is more than fitting that the Boy Scouts of America honor James E. West’s major contributions to Scouting in such a significant way.

$1,000+ Bronze Member Level
• Certificate
• Bronze pin

Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold, and Diamond levels.

James E. West silver pin$5,000+ Silver Member Level • Certificate • Silver pin
James E. West gold pin$10,000+ Gold Member Level • Certificate • Gold pin
James E. West diamond pin$15,000+ Diamond Member Level • Certificate • Diamond pin
James E. West diamond pinSquare knot for uniform wear

Monies held in our Endowment Fund are professionally managed in cooperation with BSAAM (Boy Scouts of America Asset Management).

To Contribute:

Contact Wendy Chien Development Director at (650) 341-5633 x103 for more information.