Youth earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Last Frontier Council will be eligible for $500 scholarships, thanks to a gift to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation from Alice and Phil Pippin.
“What my family and especially my boys have gotten from Scouting is priceless,” Phil Pippin said. “We felt that this was a worthwhile cause to help motivate Scouts to earn their full potential in Scouting — the rank of Eagle Scout.”
The fund was established with a $90,000 donation from the Pippin family and $20,000 from other donors, according to a news release from the Last Frontier Council.
It will offer a scholarship to each of the 12 districts that comprise the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America. The council serves 24 counties across western and central Oklahoma.
“These scholarships will reward the years of hard work these boys put into earning their Eagle and especially the service they perform during their Eagle project,” council Commissioner Bob Spinks said.
The central requirement for earning Eagle is a community service project. Each Scout’s service project will be considered for the award, and a district committee will select one for the $500 award.
Pippin serves on the council’s executive board, the BSA’s Southern Region Board and on the National High Adventure Committee.
Donations can be sent to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1146 or by going to www.occf.org/OnlineGiving.
Indicate the contribution is for the Last Frontier Council Eagle Scout Project Scholarship fund.