FAQs for Donors - About the Baden Powell Fellowship
What is the World Baden-Powell Fellowship?
The World Baden-Powell Fellowship (BP Fellowship, established on 25th April 1982 in Kolmaarden, Sweden) recognises individuals for their contributions to the World Scout Foundation to help support Scouting. Fellowship receptions are periodically held in different parts of the world to both inform members about Scouting and to welcome new members who are personally awarded a special insignia by His Majesty The King of Sweden.
The Fellowship provides a lifetime association with the Scout Movement and with business, government and Scouting leaders who share the same ideals. Joining and participating, and having been a Scout - this is not a requirement - offers the greatest reward in being involved in the development of young people around the world. And, in addition members meet other successful people who are just like you!
The BP Fellowship recognizes different levels of donation beginning at USD 10.000 for adults and USD 1.000 for youth members. The highest Fellowship, the Baden-Powell Circle, is for amounts of or over five million dollars.
There are now over 2,200 Fellows spread throughout 70 countries and territories around the world. More substantial donations entitle members to join the Honours Programme and those who make a financial commitment to Scouting in their Last Will and Testament are recognized in “The Founder’s Heritage”.
For further information please visit the World Scout Foundation official site.
Can my donation be taken into consideration to upgrade my current Baden-Powell Fellowship status?
Yes, for existing Baden Powell Fellows who have fulfilled their initial pledge of USD 10.000, it is possible to count donations made on the platform toward their upgrade within the Baden Powell Fellowship. Just ensure that you click the option on the payment process page.