Iron Horse District Finance Information
Family IIC Patron Lunch Community Leadership Breakfast
Popcorn James E West
2020 Goal: $55,000 Led by Danny Himmelberg 2020 Iron Horse Friends of Scouting Chair, the Campaign is off to a great start!
Thank you for making a financial contribution through the Iron Horse District to Heart of America Council! Without the financial support of our families, many of the services available to units such as youth camperships, camp staff scholarships, adult leader training, insurance, full-time staff at the office and camps, and recruitment and marketing materials would be severely compromised or unavailable.
Annually, units have the opportunity to sell popcorn as a way to pay for their program. The Heart of America Council proudly supports this sale by providing logistical, training and financial incentives to help units fundraise for the necessary dollars to run their programs. More than 70% of the total gross sales of popcorn stay with the unit and council to help operate Scouting in the local area.
More details about the updates for the 2020 program coming soon!
The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for those who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and should not diminish or replace, the donor's gift to the council's annual Investment in Character campaign. The award is 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". Recognition items include a personalized certificate, square knot, lapel pin and their name on a plaque for display in the Starr Scout Service Center.
For more information on becoming a James E West Fellow through the Iron Horse District, please contact Val Schaff.