Major gifts such as bequests, unitrusts, or gift annuities can ensure the financial viability of Boy Scouting in the Upper Peninsula in the future. They can be made to the Hiawathaland Boy Scout Trust Fund, a permanent, irrevocable trust. The annual income from the trust fund is distributed to the operating fund, property fund, or campership account. The corpus of the trust remains invested.
Detailed information is available through National BSA Planned Gifts
website. Also, there are two attorneys who specialize in planned giving who are salaried staff members of the BSA Central Region staff. They can advise potential donors or their financial and legal advisors. They can be contacted through Dewey Jones at the Council Service Center
There are attractive recognitions available to those who make contributions to the Hiawathaland Council Boy Scout Trust Fund including the James E. West Award and the 1910 Society. The commitment to make a planned gift is recognized with membership in the Heritage Society or the Founders Circle.