James E. West Fellowship
Buffalo Trail Council
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
Information obtained from "Buffalo Tracks" and Order of the Arrow records.