Endowment – Leaving a Legacy

Because of you…

boys and girls enjoy the country’s best camps, innovative STEM programs and scholarships.
As you continue to make Scouting a part of your philanthropy,  you join an elite group who share your desire to impact the future of our youth. We are committed to showing our gratitude.

By contributing to Scouting, you will have a profound impact on America. More youth will experience the program that will further instill values and character in their moral fiber. Your gift truly will have a direct impact on our world. Imagine if all of our leaders today lived their lives according to the Scout Oath and Law. Investing in the Boy Scouts of America creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and be instilled with values, principles and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation.


Endowment provides annual funding to assist financially deserving Scouts and annual maintenance and repair to our facilities. Gifts to the Endowment Fund help secure long-term future of the Occoneechee Council, BSA. Endowed funds have a common objective: to provide support for not just one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity.

If you have questions about gift planning, how a charitable gift to the Council can benefit your family, or how to give towards the Occoneechee Council Endowment Fund, you may complete this confidential form so we may assist you in leaving a legacy with the Council: Confidential Estate Plan Survey

Or, please contact Shaun Olynick, Director of Development at 919-872-4884 ext. 250 or [email protected]



The Scouting Heritage Society

Established to recognize those who believe in preserving the tradition and values of Scouting, as well as perpetuating its future for generations to come. 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 Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America

Gifts of $1000 or more and deferred gifts qualify the donor for membership in the Scouting Heritage Society.

2018 Scouting Heritage Society Members

◊ Scott Abee
View historical Fellowships

James E. West Fellows

This award, named for Scouting’s first Chief of Scout Executive, is a way of recognizing a Friend of Scouting who works to promote future excellence in Scouting and their commitment to Scouting’s ideals.
This is a National Recognition of an individual who has made a significant donation to the Occoneechee Council’s Endowment Fund and is awarded at the bronze ($1,000), silver ($5,000), gold ($10,000) and diamond ($15,000) levels. The individual, so honored, has the satisfaction of knowing that he or she is leaving a lasting legacy for Scouting.

Donors recognized as a James E. West member is awarded a certificate, knot and medal.

2018 James E. West Fellows

◊ Robert Rousseau ◊ James Dunbar ◊ Erin Zeek ◊ Chris Nichols
◊ David Bernath ◊ Ralph Hinrichs – gold ◊ Ralph & Dawn Vogt – gold ◊ Stephen B. Larson – diamond
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The Second Century Society

The Second Century Society, SCS, is the Boy Scouts of America’s national social organization of individuals, families, foundations, and corporations stewarded by key volunteers and implemented by the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation.

Established in 2011, SCS, replaces the 1910 Society and Founders Circle as the way to recognize Scouting’s major donors at both the local and national levels. Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member have a broader definition than Scouting’s major gift recognition in the past. Gifts of $25,000 or more, given outright or payable over five years, or $100,000 or more, deferred, qualify the donor for membership in the Second Century Society. Donors recognized as a Second Century Society member is awarded a certificate and can wear the lapel pin indicating their level of support.


2018 Second Century Society

◊ Karen Hassett & John Morgan ◊ Timothy Seward
View historical Fellowships & 1910 Society Members

Adopt an Acre

Located on the cusp between the sand hills and the piedmont northwest of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Occoneechee Scout Reservation with Camp Durant and Camp Reeves has been the destination for weekend and summer camping for over 50 years.  Over 2,000 acres of pristine pine forest, two well stocked lakes and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails offer the very best in outdoor program for the over 13,000 young people enrolled in Scouting in the council.

Camp Reeves offers a rustic camping experience that allows scouts a chance to hike and camp as their scouting predecessors have over the generations.  Camp Durant is designed to be the hub of active programs and activities of today’s young people and offers a full-service grand lodge dining hall complete with trading post and grill, a C.O.P.E/climbing course that includes a 42’ tower, handicraft center with professional grade potters wheels, blacksmithing forges, kilns, an Aquatic Center with canoes, kayaks and sailboats, campsites complete with handicap accessible restroom & shower facilities and a shooting sports area with BB, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges.

Our goal is to create a sustainable awareness and fundraising platform to help support the long-term sustainability of the Occoneechee Council, and its activities by inspiring those that have benefited from Scouting, to invest in the next generation of leaders.

Adopt Your Acre Today!

2018 Adopt An Acre Fellows

◊ Rex Thomas – 100 acres ◊ Cliff Rogers – 50 acres
Ralph Hinrichs – 20 acres ◊ John Akerman – 10 acres
◊ Shaun M. Olynick – 2 acres ◊ Rick Guirlinger – 20 acres
◊ Jim Crawford in Memory of Donald Wilkinson – 1 acre

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