​​​​​​​​​Membership Information:


The Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: Art. 2.1-Nature and Purpose, pg. 4
"The Sons of Confederate Veterans, in furtherance of the Charge of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, shall be strictly patriotic, historical, educational, fraternal, benevolent, non-political, non-racial, and non-sectarian. The Sons of Confederate Veterans neither embraces, nor espouses acts or ideologies of racial and religious bigotry, and further, condemns the misuse of its sacred symbols and flags in the conduct of same."


The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

 

Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
 

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.

  

New Member Fees/Dues

Natl. Dues $35.00, Natl. New Member Dues $5.00, Texas Div. Dues $15.00, Camp Dues $10.00

Total for new members $65.00.  


To process of membership and payment information, contact:

Adjutant, Rodney Seiler: hoods153adj@outlook.com

510 Radiance Ave. San Antonio, TX.    78218-2645   (210)-415-9123


Applicants should submit an Application Form, along with a detailed genealogy describing their relationship to the Confederate veteran, and proof of their service.  Go to "Join the SCV" (above) to download an application, and get a Family Lineage Form. Call (210)-639-4607 (210)-415-9123 or go to "How Do I Join", or email any officer in  "Contacts" for assistance.  


   If you are interested in perpetuating the ideals that motivated your Confederate ancestor, the SCV needs you. The memory and reputation of the Confederate soldier, as well as the motives for his suffering and sacrifice, are being consciously distorted by some in an attempt to alter history. Unless the descendants of Southern soldiers resist those efforts, a unique part of our nations' cultural heritage will cease to exist.


  • Dixie2:48
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas2:54

2020
 July Jubilee Parade, Leakey TX. - 1st Place Organizations


SCV Texas Division - Distingushed Camp Award​


SCV Texas Division - Community Service Award


SCV Texas Division - 100% Membership Retention Award


SCV Texas Division - Four Star Camp Award

SCV Texas Division - 3rd Place Best Website


2019


SCV Texas Division Four Star Camp Award
For retaining 98.7% of the camp's membership during the renewal membership drive. 

SCV Texas Division - Superior Camp Award

2nd Best Active Camp out of 97 Camps in the SCV Texas Division

SCV Texas Division - 2nd Place Best Website

SCV Texas Division - 3rd Place Best Scrapbook

Poteet Strawberry Festival & Parade, Poteet TX. -
2nd Place Military/JROTC Category

Burges Fest Parade, Boerne TX. - 2nd Place Best Costumes

July Jubilee Parade, Leakey TX. - 2nd Place Organizations


Marry on Main St. Parade, Pleasanton, TX. - 2nd Place Organizations


2018 

SCV Texas Division Four Star Camp Award

For retaining 90% and above of the camp's membership during the renewal membership drive. 


SCV Texas Division - 2nd Place Scrapbook


1st Place - Experience Bandera & Labor Day Parade, Bandera TX.


4th of July Parade, Starsville TX. - 3rd Place


TEXAS DIVISION, 6th BRIGADE - SAN ANTONIO, TX.

HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE, CAMP #153

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

CAMP MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE - 
2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Dinner & Social Hour is at 6:00PM, the meeting will be called to order at 7:00 PM


Please contact Dustin S., Camp Commander - commander@scvhoods153.net for the location of our camp meetings... Face Coverings & Masks are OPTIONAL.

Webpage created: August 24, 2016     Last updated -  January 28th, 2021


Camp Motto:

"The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!"

-General Robert E. Lee


Camp Roll Call:

(At Division & National Conventions):

"Lee to the rear!"


Camp Songs:

"Dixie" & "The Yellow Rose of Texas"

We're are always looking for a few good men...

Awards & Honors

FORMER CAMP COMMANDERS
Robert “Bob” D. Adams III was the organizing Commander of Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp #153.  The Charter was issued on August 5, 1993, and the first formal meeting was held at Luby’s Cafeteria, Central Park Mall, San Antonio, Texas on September 13, 1993, at 6:30 p.m.


Ross L. Shipman -                Aug 1993 – Jan 1995 

Albert L. Jamison -              Jan 1995 – Jan 1997
John L. Wilmeth -                Jan 1997 – Jan 2000

Glen R Hartman -                Jan 2000 – Jan 2001  

Edward F. Butler, Sr. -          Jan 2001 – Jan 2003
Edward A. Heath -               Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
Albert L. Jamison -              Jan 2004 – Jan 2005

John F. McCammon -           Jan 2005 – Jan 2008

James B. Crowther -            Jan 2008 – Jan 2010
William Sanford Smith -      Jan 2010 – Jan 2012

William Ray Wainner -       Jan 2012 – Jan 2015

William Sanford Smith -     Jan 2015 – Jan 2017

Joseph L. Owen          -       Jan. 2017 - Jan.2018

William Sanford Smith -    Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2019

George P. Foulds   -             Jan. 2019 - June 2020

Mark Riser (Interum)    -     July 2020 - Jan. 2021

Dustin W. Seiler   -                Jan. 2021 -