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.
Local Council Donor Recognition Resources
How to Use: Place at your recognition dinners or anywhere you have gatherings of donors or potential donors. Piece provides a description of the Second Century Society and encouragement to self identify for recognition. Please contact Supply at 1.800.323.0732 to order this item, SKU # 634194.
How to Use: Helpful to educate and encourage board members and staff to steward major donors through the Second Century Society.
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
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.
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.
As a Member…
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
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.
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 email@example.com with questions.
As a member…
“Men of Tomorrow” 8×10 Rockwell Print
SCS Glass Set
“Adventure Trail” 11×14 Rockwell Print
SCS Etched Nambe Bread Tray
$1,000,000 and up
SCS Etched Waterford Bowl
“The Right Way” 16×20 Rockwell Print
Higher Levels may choose items from lower levels
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.