How the Knox Trail Council, Boy
Scouts of America is Funded
There are five ways our youth programs are
1) Annual Giving - Our "Friends of Scouting" Campaign
2) Endowment - Includes wills, estate planning, the James E.
3) Capital Gifts - Support our camps and Scout Service
4) Gift-In-Kind - Donation of items or services
5) Special Events - Distinguished Citizen's Award Dinner,
and Community Good Scout Award events.
the National Council of the Boy
Scouts of America
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.
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.
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
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.
James E. West Award Application.
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
Memorial & Tribute Fund Form OR
Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift on-line.
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
For Additional Information Regarding Any of the Above
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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