Second Century Society

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. Since 2011, Second Century Society (SCS) members have given over $170 million to support the operational, capital and endowment needs of Scouting.  While every member has a different way they express their vision for Scouting’s future, they have a common goal… ensuring all youth continue to experience Scouting in its Second Century and beyond.

National Second Century Society Chairs,  Jim and Sandy Rogers

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Jim and Sandy Rogers
Distinguished Eagle Award Ceremony

The Second Century Society is guided by two dedicated Scouters, Jim and Sandy Rogers.  Jim is a member of the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board.  As the National Chairpersons for the Second Century Society,  Jim and Sandy partner with the four regional SCS chairs to recognize our major donors. Their energy and enthusiasm is focused on thanking Scouting’s major donors, growing the number of SCS Members and fostering engaging events. In addition, they both served as Council President and are now on the Executive Committee of the Nevada Area Council. You can spot them at council camporees or hiking around Reno.

“We want to thank more of you! Raise your hand if you think you may already qualify to be a Second Century Society member. We want to salute your dedication to Scouting by recognizing you at the national level through the Second Century Society recognition program.” – Jim and Sandy Rogers

Read More About Jim and Sandy

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Scouting has been a guiding force in Jim’s life since before he earned his Eagle Scout award in 1965.  As a young Scout, he learned the importance of kindness, being prepared and the qualities of a good leader. Jim and Sandy extended the Scouting values to their three sons, all of whom also earned their Eagles.  It is fitting, a Scout with a passion for the outdoors and strong family values would  grow to run the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, KOA, Inc.  Today, Jim’s contribution to KOA continues as a Director of both KOA Holdings and KOA’s charity, KOA Care Camps.

Become a Member: Fill Out the Second Century Society Application
What is 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.  These gifts include an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment.

Any donor who is recognized as a Second Century Society member is awarded a certificate  a can wear the lapel pin, indicating their level of support.

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$25,000 – $99,999

100K

$100,000

500K

$500,000

1M

$1,000,0000

History of The Second Century Society Insignia

Second Century Society Insignia | 70 years in the making

1937

Jacob’s Staff

The Jacob’s staff makes it’s first appearance in Scouting at the Fifth World Jamboree held in the Netherlands in 1937.   Since the 1300’s the Jacob’s staff has been used  for nautical and astronomical surveying and navigation.   After the Jamboree the Jacob’s staff becomes part of the Award of Gratitude for the Netherlands Scout organizations. The use of this symbol reinforces how Scouting can help you navigate life.

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1937 Award of Gratitude

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Traditional Jacob’s Staff

 

1990

The Boy Scouts of America is honored with the Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award.  The award has been given out annually to recognize outstanding American citizens and organizations that symbolize the spirit of freedom and independence.   In 1977, U.S. Army General Omar N. Bradley, the only living five-star general at that time, received the first Spirit of Independence Award.  The following year and until his death, Bradley presented the “Spirit of Independence Award” to his fellow recipients. After his death, the General’s name was added to the award.

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”   -General Omar N. Bradley

Today

bsa_secondcenturysoc11d2fc_hr-233x300Seventy years later,  these two awards come together in the Second Century Society Insignia to convey Scouting’s gratitude to our major donors.  The Jacob’s staff and bars represent the investment you make in Scouting-  an investment to guide the future of our youth.  As a leader, General Bradley emphasized focusing on the path to your goals  lest you be distracted by the things in front of you.  Wearing the Second Century Society Pin conveys you invest in Scouting  to ensure the future leaders generations keep the spirit of freedom and independence alive.

 

Recognition Levels

Have you made a gift to Scouting of at least $25,000, outright or payable over 5 years?

Second Century Society | $25,000 – $99,999

The Gift

Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member at this level include an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment.

The Process

Donors and or local council staff can download and fill out the SCS application and return it to their local council.  Your local council will request your recognition pin and certificate through BSA Supply by calling 1-800-323-0732. Your local council will then recognize you as a new member of the Second Century Society.


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As a Member…

Be sure to sign up for the Second Century Society enewsletter (twice a year) to hear news about fellow SCS members and upcoming events.   2017 brings an emphasis on regional events for SCS members at your level.

Download Second Century Society Application for Local Recognition
Have you made a gift to Scouting of at least $100,000?

Second Century Society | $100,000 and up

The Gift

Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member at these levels include an outright or deferred  gift of $100,000 or more payable over five years,  to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment. Donors at this level are recognized at the national level.

The Process

Donors and/or  local council staff can fill out the online “SCS application.” It will automatically be sent to the BSA Foundation. Donors at these levels are recognized nationally by the BSA Foundation on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.  Fill out the “Recognition Item” order form to receive your certificate from the Foundation. If you would like the pin and additional recognition items, these can also be ordered by filling out the online  “Recognition Item” form for additional cost. The form directs automatically to the BSA Foundation.  Contact diane.smith@scouting.org with questions.

As a member…

You will automatically be signed up for the Second Century Society enewsletter (twice a year) to hear news about fellow SCS members and upcoming regional and national events and trips.

 

Online SCS Application Online Second Century Recognition Item Order Form
Are you a Lifetime Investor in Scouting with cumulative giving of $500,000?

Second Century Society Lifetime Investor|  Cumulative Giving of at least $500,000

The Gift

Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Lifetime Investor total at least $500,000 in documented giving and can be to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital or endowment.  You may qualify as a Lifetime Investor if you:

  • Lifetime historical listing of your qualifying gifts totaling $500,000: types of gifts, BSA recipients and approximate dates
  • Have made a current outright gift or pledge over five years of $100,000, or an additional deferred commitment of $500,000

Legacy Pin

The Process

Donors and/or  local council staff can fill out the online “Lifetime Investor application.” It will automatically be sent to the BSA Foundation. Donors at this level are recognized nationally by the BSA Foundation on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.  Fill out the “Recognition Item” order form to receive your certificate from the Foundation. If you would like the pin and additional recognition items, these can also be ordered by filling out the online  “Recognition Item” form for additional cost. The form directs automatically to the BSA Foundation.  Contact diane.smith@scouting.org with questions.

As a member…

You will automatically be signed up for the Second Century Society enewsletter (twice a year) to hear news about fellow SCS members and upcoming regional and national events and trips.

Please fill out this application to start the Second Century Society recognition process for Lifetime Investor.

Online Lifetime Investor Application Online SCS Recognition Item Order Form
Recognition Items

$100,000-$499,999

"Men of Tomorrow" 8x10 Rockwell Print

“Men of Tomorrow” 8×10 Rockwell Print

SCS Glasses

SCS Glass Set


$500,000-$999,999

“Adventure Trail” 11×14 Rockwell Print

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SCS Etched Nambe Bread Tray


$1,000,000 and up

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SCS Etched Waterford Bowl

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“The Right Way” 16×20 Rockwell Print

Higher Levels may choose items from lower levels

 


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Become a Member: Fill Out the Second Century Society Application