Serving youth in Allegany, Cattaraugus,

and Chautauqua Counties in New York

and McKean and Potter Counties in Pennsylvania.

Email: servicecenter@alleghenyhighlands.org

Phone: 716-665-BOYS (2697)

Scout Fax: 716-665-5212

Address:  50 Hough Hill Road,

P.O. Box 261, Falconer, NY 14733-0261

Associations / Support

We are a member agency of the Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, and Southern Chautauqua County United Ways, and the Kane Area United Fund.

© 2019 Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA.  All Rights Reserved.

Endowing Scouting

Welcome! As we continue into the second century of boy scouting in the United States of America, our thoughts reflect back on those who gave so much of themselves to make us the number one youth program in America.

The Endowment Fund of our council was created to help perpetuate our legacy for generations to come. Every year, the interest generated from these gifts is used to operate our camps and provide the many services necessary to help keep scouting vital in the five counties our council proudly serves. The gifts made to our endowment stay intact, forever. It is truly a way to make sure scouting is healthy for our grandchildren, and their grandchildren.

There are various ways to give to our endowment fund, which are described below. We appreciate your consideration of this wonderful way to be remembered, or to remember a person for their involvement in scouting, or to recognize a long-time leader.

 For more information about our Endowment Fund, and to make a gift, give us a call at 716.665.2697, or email us.

This recognition is made for a gift of any amount, and a special card is sent to the honoree, or next of kin, and the gift is put in our Council Endowment Fund. It can be done for a new Eagle Scout, a scouting anniversary, as a get-well wish, as a birthday present, or on the passing of a person who scouting meant a lot to. It can be used for many different occasions. All that is needed to be done is to forward a check to our service center with a note explaining your wishes, and it will be our honor to do the rest.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the council's endowment fund. Organizations or individuals may contribute for an award in honor of someone, or in memory of a departed loved one. It is also appropriate for honoring a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster or other leaders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for so many years

The James E. West Fellowship Award is an attractive 8-by-10-inch leather-bound certificate personalized with the name, date of gift, and council name. In addition, there is a distinctive lapel pin and an exclusive square knot for the uniform presented at an appropriate time. We also have a large James E. West plaque displayed at our service center with all of the recipients of this award. While it is a national recognition, the James E. West Fellowship Award is authorized and presented by the Local Council. The award named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man." Scouting today is the "lengthened shadow" of more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. James E. West.

Bronze James E. West Fellows

1990

Curtis Bauer

David Carnahan

William Clark

John Dawson

William Evans

John Hamilton

Robert Lorenz

Robert Schaumleffel

Francis Weinaug

1993

Dr Harold Childress

1994

John Anderson

Warren Benson

David Dawson

Claire Goodwin

Dr Don Grzankowski

Gerard Rocque

1995

Reginald Lenna

Tyler Swanson

1996

Col Fred Banse-Fay

William Cease

Robert Fergus

Jane Kidder

Robert Kirk

Linwood Wiley

1997

Errol Green

Edward Schroeder

1998

Pauline Marlett

Leon Moshier

Robert Ellis

Gregory Souchik

Peter Sullivan

 

2001

Robert Arnone

Milton Deuink

Gary Porter

2002

Jamestown Moose

Martin Stull

Travis Look

2003

Erick Laine

Earl Johnson

Barbara Edwards

Ronald Johnson

Troop 145

2004

Warren Semmel

Leo Welsh Sr

Leo Welsh Sr

Henry Schroeder

Elk Lick Alumni

2005

Gregory Juul

Dale Carlson

Troop 148

Shane Wilson

2006

John Wojciechowicz

Matthew Souchik

Brian Bullard

John Gifford III

2007

Cliff Wood

Fay Wood

Father Greg Brennan

2008

Nancy McCloskey

Cynthia L. Kinne

Maureen A. Mack

Kathleen Root

Kelly A. Dawson

Don Backer

2009

Dan Black

Harold Bull

Albert Olmstead

Herb Hern, Jr.

James C. Fincher

Edward Ahrens

2010

Mary Lou Sworts

Lynn Sworts

Peter & Janet Radka

Joseph J. Juul

Dan Pihlblad

HoNanNeHoOnt Lodge

Timberland Realty

Forecon, Inc.

Andy Cesarz

2011

Steven Cybart

Richard Bartell

Richard Freer

Stephen Stewart

2012

Aaron M. Swanson

Todd Peine

Wayne Schuver Jr.

2013

Jamboree Troop B342

2014

Bill Fraser

Jeremiah Moriarity

2015

Woodbadge NE4-382-14

Robert Ungerer

Bill Briggs

2016

Paul & Betty Young

2017

Jamboree Troop 1235

James E. West Higher Levels

The Elevated James E. West of the Allegheny Highlands Council is an honor bestowed for gifts of $5000 for Silver, $10,000 for Gold, and $15,000 for Diamond level to the council’s endowment fund. A beautiful plaque in honor of the James E. West Levels is displayed in the Scout Service Center with the honorees named, and a distinctive certificate and lapel pin is presented to the donor in recognition of this gift.

Silver

2013

Herb Hern, Jr.

2014 

Ed Ahrens

2015

Dan Pihlblad

2016

Jim Fincher

Paul & Betty Young

2017

Bill Fraser

Gold

2014

Ed Ahrens

2015

Herb Hern, Jr.

Diamond

2014

Ed Ahrens

Council Heritage Society

The Heritage Society of the Allegheny Highlands Council is an honor bestowed for gifts of $2,500 or more to the council’s endowment fund.  A James E. West Fellow is eligible for this recognition for a gift of the additional amount.  A beautiful plaque in honor of the Heritage Society members is displayed in the Scout Service Center with the honorees named, and a distinctive certificate and lapel pin is presented to the donor in recognition of this gift.

1990

Alltel NY

John Anderson

Bush Industries

Chase Lincoln

Chautauqua & Erie Telephone

Clarke Memorial Trust

Community Foundation

Dresser Rand Company

Hamlin Bank

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Darrah Fund

Key Bank/WNY

Reginald Lenna

Marion Kennedy Trust Fund

MRC Aeospace

Norstar Bank

Gerard Rocque

Welch's Inc

Zippo Manufacturing

1991

Cummins Engine

1993

Dr. Childress Estate

1994

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

1995

Verland Danielson

1996

MM Answering Service

RR Gould Foundation

William Cease Estate

1997

Errol Green Estate

1998

Milton Deuink Estate

2001

David Carnahan

2003

Curtis Bauer

2005

Greg Souchik

2006

Ronald Johnson

Brian Bullard

John Gifford III

2011

Warren Benson

2012

Stephen Stewart

John Wojciechowicz

Aaron M. Swanson

Timberland Realty

Edward Ahrens

Herb Hern, Jr.

2013

Edward Schroeder

2014

Dan Pihlblad

Jim Fincher

2015

Bill Fraser

2016

Paul & Betty Young

A Planned Gift to the Boy Scouts Makes Sense

Planned giving is the process of making a gift that requires some forethought.  Such planning usually takes the advise of a professional.
Our National Office has an informational website that explains planned giving, and is a good place to start to gather information. Click HERE to visit that site.

National Recognitions & Application

Click Here for an explanation of all National Endowment Recognitions and an application.

All assets received under this program are immediately deposited and administered under the Endowment Trust Agreement adopted by the Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Endowment fund is professionally managed and restricted in order that the principal grows and any earned income is distributed annually to support programs of the Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America