The Second Century Society (SCS)

The 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 the Greater Los Angeles Area Council or the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation for operating, capital, or endowment. 

  • Bequest in a will or codicil 
  • Charitable gifts, such as unitrusts, annuity trusts and lead trusts 
  • BSA Gifts Annuities or BSA Pooled Income Fund gifts 
  • Life insurance or retirement plan designation 
  • Other deferred gifts approved by the Council 

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