Recognizing Relationships… Not Transactions

In  Scouting, our donors  are mothers, fathers, and grandparents who have seen how Scouting has impacted the lives of their loved ones.  They are boys who have grown into men of achievement, having stood on the positive character building attributes of Scouting.  The desire to recognize hard work and achievement extends to our donors as well.

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, is designed to replace 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.

 

Recognition Levels

Who in your council has given a gift between $25K-$99,999 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.  The pin and certificate are ordered through BSA Supply by calling 1-800-323-0732. The donor is then recognized as a new member of the Second Century Society in your council.


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As a Member…

Be sure to sign your new members or prospective members 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 the $25K-$99,999 level.

Download Second Century Society Application for Local Recognition

Stewardship Tip: Put the Second Century Society Application on your desktop to use as needed.  You can also put it on your website for donors to use.

Who in your council has given a gift 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…

Donors are automatically 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
Who in your council has 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 the 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.   Contact diane.smith@scouting.org with questions.

As a member…

Donors 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

Local Council Donor Recognition Resources
Major Gifts Recognition Brochure

This is a great piece to use at your recognition dinners or anywhere you have gatherings of potential donors. Please contact Supply at 1.800.323.0732 to order this item, SKU # 634194.

 

Online Second Century Society Application

Once you have completed your application, you may fill out the Second Century Society Order form. You may submit online or fill out the PDF and email to diane.smith@scouting.org.

Download Second Century Recognition Item Order Form PDF Submit Second Century Recognition Item Order Form Online
Local Council Donor Recognition Resources
Major Gifts Recognition Brochure

This is a great piece to use at your recognition dinners or anywhere you have gatherings of potential donors. Please contact Supply at 1.800.323.0732 to order this item, SKU # 634194.


Second Century Society Presidents Leadership Council
James E West Application Download Second Century Recognition Item Order Form PDF Submit Second Century Recognition Item Order Form Online
2016 Major Gifts Award for Local Councils

Is your council holding donor cultivation events? Have you recognized at a council event at least one new gift that qualifies for the Second Century Society? If so, your council may qualify for the BSA Foundation Major Gifts Award. The Foundation wants to recognize local councils in their development efforts.

Applications for the 2016 Major Gifts Award must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2017.   If your council qualifies, you will pick up your award at the National Annual Meeting in 2017.  See below for application details.

Download 2016 Application PDF Submit 2016 Application Online