1913 Society

The Vanguard International Scouting Association has organized a fundraising group whose purpose is to provide additional financial support for many of the Scouting-related activities for members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In recognition of the year of the original charter between the Church and the Boy Scouts of America, the organization is called the 1913 Society.

The one-time or annual gift of members benefits the following activities:

• The annual gathering at the Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico
• Vanguard Scouting representation at world and national Scout jamborees
• Virtual Little Philmont trainings


As a membflight-to-manhood-statue-largeer of the 1913 Society, you are not just donating financially; you are joining a group of Scouters who are dedicated to furthering the cause of Scouting throughout the world.

A 1913 Society event occurs annually. The event is held in Salt Lake City and all members of the 1913 Society are invited to attend.

For more information about the 1913 Society, including how to donate and join, contact Mark Francis by emailing Mark.Francis@scouting.org.

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