The East Texas Area Council has begun a new Endowment initiative to help secure the future of Scouting in East Texas. The James E. West Fellowship Award nationally recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the East Texas Area Council's permanent Endowment. Individuals may contribute monies toward a fellowship in honor of someone else: an Eagle Scout, a Graduate, a Silver Beaver/Vigil Honor recipient,Scoutmaster/Cubmaster, Retiree, council president or special loved ones including non-Scouters, youth or adults. All recipients of the James E. West Fellowship will receive an attractive 8 X 10 inch certificate, personalized with the honorees name, date of gift and presented in a bound presentation folder. In addition, there will be a distinctive lapel pin and an embroidered square knot and 2 limited edition Council Shoulder Patches. For more information, please contact Development Director, Travis Rubelee at 903-597-7201. Please visit the following page for more information.