James E. West Fellowship

Buffalo Trail Council

The James E. West Fellowship is a national  recognition for individuals who contribute, or have contributed in their name, $1,000 or more to the Council’s endowment trust fund. 

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.”  Scouting today is the “lengthened shadow” of more than three decades of the farsighting and dedicated leadership of James E. West. 

Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own “lengthened shadow” as they help insure the Scouting legacy for future generations of young people and create the financial stability of the program in the twenty-first century of this local council.  Those awards presented in the Buffalo Trail Council are: 

Alvey Bass 2009
Baine Bean 2003
Barbara Biffle  2004
James C. Busby  2004
Gary M. Deutsch 2008
Frank Dotson 2011
Atticus Freeland 2009
Wesley Freeland 2010
Ralph Foust 2011
Jim Harrison 2002
Oley Hedrick, Jr. 2009
Polly Hedrick 2009
Eino Hella 2009
William F. Houston 2008
Jesus “Bevo” Lopez 2011
Sam Mannering  2001
Max McClay 2009
Randy McClay 2009
Bruce Peeler 2010
James W. Riggen  2004
Mr. & Mrs. H. Kyle Seale 2010
Robbie Sheppard 2010
Gary Simmons 2009
David J. Sweeney 2011
Dan Wagoner 2009
Warren Wallace, III  2000
Byron Welch 2010
Becky Yancey 2011

Information obtained from "Buffalo Tracks" and Order of the Arrow records.

Updated:  February 5, 2012
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