How the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America is Funded

There are five ways our youth programs are funded:
1) Annual Giving - Our "Friends of Scouting" Campaign
2) Endowment - Includes wills, estate planning, the James E. West fund
3) Capital Gifts - Support our camps and Scout Service Center
4) Gift-In-Kind - Donation of items or services
5) Special Events - Distinguished Citizen's Award Dinner, Golf Tournament,
     and Community Good Scout Award events.

6) Donate your car through One Car One Difference

Statement from the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America Regarding Solicitations

Friends of Scouting
The Friends of Scouting (F.O.S.) campaign enables the Knox Trail Council to provide programs and services to the youth of the MetroWest area. Many young people may not get the chance to have a hands-on Scouting experience without the generosity of corporations, community members and families of current Scouts.


Donations made during the annual campaign are used to maintain two camps, provide training & support materials for the 2,500 volunteers throughout the Council, maintain accident insurance to protect our Scouts and their leaders and fund other programs including Scoutreach efforts.


Donors who contribute $52 or more will receive a special limited edition Knox Trail Council 2013 FOS "Prepared. For Life." Bronze Border shoulder patch! Other limited edition patches available for donors who contribute at the $150, $500 and $1,000 levels! Check out the 2013 FOS brochure for more details!

Make and online donation of $25 or more         2013 FOS Brochure



The James E. West Fellowship Award
The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment fund. This contribution is in addition to and does not diminish or replace the donor's annual gift to the Council's Friends of Scouting Campaign. Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone. The award is presented with a certificate, a lapel pin, and a square knot for uniform wear. Their name will be added to the James E. West wall in the Knox Trail Council Service Center.

Download the James E. West Award Application.

Tribute Fund
Many of our friends, in seeking a way to to remember or recognize others, desire an expression of thoughtfulness in the way of a tribute. The Knox Trail Council has a Scout Memorial & Tribute Fund wherein you may send your contribution in any amount to honor someone on a birthday, special occasion, anniversary, express get well wishes, or in memory of someone deceased. Special acknowledgements are sent to the donor and the recipient or their family. Memorial & Tribute donors are also acknowledged in the Knox Trail Council Today newsletter, donation amounts are kept confidential.

Download the Memorial & Tribute Fund Form OR Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift on-line.


Benefactor Program
Benefactors contribute between $5,000 and $99,999 to the Knox Council Boy Scout Endowment Fund either as an outright gift now or as a bequest in their will. Benefactors insure the continuation of quality Scouting Forever. A special recognition is presented to each donor at an appropriate occasion.


For Additional Information Regarding Any of the Above Programs:


2013 Knox Trail Council Campership Fund

Help us send needy Scouts to camp this summer by making a generous contribution toward this service for youth in our communities. The Summer Camp experience helps teach Scouts self-reliance and teamwork. Scouts learn new life skills and are provided with a wholesome and safe environment, and it's a lot of FUN!







R. Scott Harvey
Assistant Scout Executive
Knox Trail Council, BSA
490 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 872-6551 x217


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