Chickasaw Council Endowment Fund

Leaving a Legacy for the Future of Our Community

American boys will continue to need to learn the skills taught through the Boy Scout Handbook for the next 100 years. There will always be opportunity to learn the lessons of environmental stewardship, community service, achievement and leadership. Passing on a measurable portion of your life’s success is one way that you will know that Scouting will remain strong long after your service on earth is complete.


The Chickasaw Council strives to establish long lasting, working relationships with endowment supporters.  Clearly your ability to give is a direct result of your own life’s work and skill. Applying those same skills to the establishment and management of programs funded by you is the best case scenario. The Boy Scouts welcome the opportunity to engage partners where their vision and commitment meet the boys in uniform.


The Chickasaw Council Endowment Fund was established in 1971 to provide a sustainable source of revenue for specific programs and operations of the Chickasaw Council. The fund is managed by the Chickasaw Council investment committee, a group of successful investors and businessmen who care for the fund and the well-being of the Chickasaw Council. The giving opportunities are as diverse as the number of merit badges we offer our boys. Surely your passion and excitement for the adventure of Scouting can be matched up with a gift for the future.


Some examples of why people have given in the past include:

  • Campership fund - to ensure all boys have the opportunity to go to summer camp

  • Emerging Markets – providing programs to disadvantaged youth

  • Camp projects – money set aside to provide for annual projects at camp

  • Training - resources to recruit and retain the best employees available

  • Recognition – Volunteer and professional recognition programs

  • Service programs – Council wide annual service opportunities

The James E. West Award was established by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to encourage endowment giving.  For more information on this award, click here.


James E. West Fellowship

A  gift to the Chickasaw Council, designated to its endowment fund. Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold and Diamond levels.
$1,000+ Bronze Member Level
•    Certificate
•    Bronze Pin
$5,000+ Silver Member Level
•    Certificate
•    Silver Pin
$10,000+ Gold Member Level
•    Certificate
•    Gold Pin
$15,000+ Diamond Member Level
•    Certificate
•    Diamond Pin


The Chickasaw Council is prepared to work with you on a variety of giving options such as gifts of cash or stock; life insurance policies, Real Estate, wills, bequests and other deferred vehicles.


Please contact Chickasaw Council's Director of Field Services, Phil Shipley to discuss the future of Scouting and to explore your giving options.