The endowment fund is a permanent fund to support the Heart of America Council. When you make a gift to the endowment, you ensure funds are available to instill the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law for future generations.

Endowed funds are invested and earnings are used to promote and fund existing Scouting programs. We primarily seek to build the endowment to benefit our camp properties at Bartle and Naish Scout Reservations, outdoor programs, and outreach efforts in hard to serve communities in the Heart of America Council.

We recognize gifts to the Endowment Fund with membership as follows:

James E. West Fellowship
This gift recognizes individuals who contribute $1000 or more to the endowment.  Donors may make a gift in their own name or in honor of someone else. West Fellows are presented with a personalized certificate, and a distinctive green and gold square knot patch that can be worn on the field uniform.  You also receive a bronze James West lapel pin for more formal occasions.Many West Fellowships are provided in memory or honor of someone else.  You may want to honor an Eagle Scout, parent, graduate, scoutmaster, volunteer or a loved one.

Heritage Society
Our Heritage Society is for donors who make an outright gift of $10,000 or $25,000 or a deferred gift of $25,000 to $100,000.

1910 Society
Our 1910 Society recognizes those who make an outright gift of $25,000 or more, or a deferred gift of $100,000.


Kathy Sims
Endowment Director

Heart of America Council, BSA
10210 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131-4212

Phone: (816) 569-4972
Fax: (816) 942-8086