Endowment Contributions of $1,000 and up.
Endowment Contributions of more than $1,000.
Significant Endowment Contributions of $25,000 and up.
Deferred Endowment Contributions of $25,000 and up.
General Council Information
The Central Minnesota Council needs your help to deliver a quality program to our Scouts.
On average, it costs $155.00 to put each Scout through the program for a year. That cost includes
running and maintaining a Service Center and a Trading Post, printing, record keeping, program
development and more.
If you would like to make a pledge or a contribution to the Central Minnesota Council's FOS
campaign, please call the Watkins Service Center at (320) 251-3930, email David Trehey or mail
in a Pledge Card.
An integral part of the Central Minnesota Council's program is to expand its endowment trust fund
and ensure the future financial stability of the council through the James E. West Fellowship Award.
Named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, it is a national recognition
award for those who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to our council's endowment fund.
The Central Minnesota Council has 27 members of the West Fellowship. It is important to note that
a qualifying gift for recognition as a James E. West fellow 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 make a contribution in honor of someone involved in Scouting; an Eagle Scout, a
Silver Beaver recipient or a significant Scout leader. Gifts may also be given in memory of a loved one,
business associate or other acquaintance.
Each Donor will be recognized with a personalized 8x10" certificate, distinctive lapel pin or charm, and
an embroidered square knot. Application forms are available at the Watkins Scout Service Center, by
The Heritage Society is a program to recognize those who include Scouting in their estate planning
or make outright gifts to the Endowment Fund of the Central Minnesota Council. You may qualify for
membership in the Heritage Society by:
Gifts to the Central Minnesota Council Endowment Fund may be directed for general purposes or designated for special purposes. Such gifts will also reduce income, estate and inheritance taxes.
If you would like to contribute to the Endowment Fund and become a member of the Heritage Society, please visit the Watkins Service Center in Sartell or contact Dave Trehey at (320) 251-3930 ext. 101.
A special recognition program known as the 1910 Society was created in 1995 to encourage significant gifts to the council endowment fund. This support is vital to the financial stability of the Central Minnesota Council, and will ensure our Scouting legacy for future generations of young Americans.
To qualify as a member of the 1910 Society, an individual donor, company or organization must contribute $25,000 or more to the local council endowment fund. Recognitions will be given for gifts
of cash, stock, bonds, lead trusts, or other assets that could be readily converted to cash. The gift to endowment may be paid within five years of the pledge date.
The 1910 Society was named for the year the early, visionary leaders of Scouting founded the Boy Scouts of America. Those who have made endowment gifts to further the Scouting movement are themselves, modern day visionaries.
There are four Levels of Recognition in the 1910 Society:
Members receive a leather-bound edition of the Boy Scout Handbook with their name embossed in gold on the cover, a personalized parchment certificate, and a distinctive lapel pin or charm. They also receive invitations to special members-only events and receptions at National Meetings, Jamborees and other major Scouting Events. Membership applications are available at the Watkins Scout Service Center or contact Dave Trehey at (320)251-3930 ext. 101.
The Founders Circle is intended to recognize deferred gifts designated for council endowment funds. Donors are recognized for gift commitments of $100,000 or more. Unlike the other endowment recognition awards, a donor may qualify for membership with gifts made through: Charitable bequests in a will or codicil, Chartible trusts, BSA Gift Annuities or BSA Pooled Income Fund gifts,
Life insurance/retirement plan designations, and other deferred gifts approved by the local council.
As with the 1910 Society, there are four levels of membership within the Founders Circle:
The early founders of the BSA had vision and commitment to make Scouting the number one youth organization in the world. In that spirit, we honor the modern-day visionaries who qualify for the Founders Circle in their commitment to perpetuate the visions and beliefs of those founders. To learn more or to contribute, please contact Dave Trehey at (320)251-3930 ext. 101.
This yearly event was hosted for over 20 years by Dan & Mabel Coborn at their residence on the Mississippi River. It is a major fund raiser for the Central Minnesota Council. In 2005, 786 guests took part in this premier social event which included excellent food and even better fellowship. The event generated more than $87,000 in 2005 for local Scouting programs.
This first time "Outing for Scouting" was held in September of 2005 at Rice Creek Sportsman's Club near Little Falls. The event consists of teams of five shooters completing a Sporting Clays course with ten stations. The teams compete for prizes at different levels including shotguns and other outdoors merchandise donated by area retailers and individuals.
A Sporting Clays Shoot will be held again this fall with hopes of doubling the number of teams involved. If you have a team that would like to take part in this year's event or if you would like to sponsor a station, or donate prizes, please contact Dave Trehey by phone at (320) 251-3930 ext. 101
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 FAMILY FOS INFORMATION
Donation Gift Prints
Helpful 2011 FOS Documents
Scoutmaster by Norman Rockwell
Happy Birthday, BSA! by Joseph Csatari