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."
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.
You can become a Friend of the SCV! Simply fill out a Friend of the SCV membership application. Dues are only $40.00 and you will receive the Confederate Veteran magazine as well. And the best part is, this type of membership is open to both men and women!!
To process Friend of the SCV membership application and dues or to become an Associate of the Camp, please e-mail Rodney Seiler, Camp Adjutant with a copy of your Life Membership Application or call (210)-415-9123.
Step 1: Getting the Paperwork Started & Drop in on one of our Monthly Camp Meetings!
Please fill out an SCV Membership Application. If you already have your family's ancestry established, please fill out an SCV Lineage Chart. Should you need assistance in establishing you confederate ancestry, please contact either Sanford Reed, SCV National Genealogist or George Foulds, 6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Cmdr.Then, e-mail Sanford or George your membership application and your lineage worksheet. Be patient with us: we will get back to you soon as possible with the discovery of your Confederate ancestry.
(FYI: If you are not in the San Antonio area, we can also help you find a camp closest to you...)
In the meantime, you are more than welcome to attend our Monthly Camp Meetings! Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153 meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM: Chester's Hamburger Company 1006 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX. 78209 in the Private Party Room, guests are always welcome!
Step 2: Processing Membership Dues!
Like any historical/ancestral society, there are membership dues. To process membership dues, please e-mail Rodney Seiler, Camp Adjutant with a copy of your membership application and your lineage worksheet or call (210)-415-9123.
Natl. Dues $30.00 + Natl. New member Dues $5.00 + Texas Div. Dues $15.00 + Camp Dues $10.00 =
Total for new members $60.00.
Step 3: WELCOMETO THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS!
Once all the paperwork and dues have been processed, the Camp Adjutant or Camp Commander will notify you when we have received your membership certificate. We can either present you your SCV membership at the next available monthly meeting or we can mail it to you.
Step4: Keeping up with the camp!
All participation in any SCV Camp is voluntary. Our camp participates in a number events year round, from parades to living history programs, JROTC awards programs, even reenactments and training on cannons! While we do try and encourage all our camp membership to be active with the camp, but we do understand that life can sometimes get in the way and not everyone makes it to a camp monthly meeting. That's why it's import to double check the camp's website, Facebook page, and even your e-mail for info on the camp's upcoming activates. You can also contact any camp officer if you have any questions. Also, check your mail for the Confederate Veteran magazine.
Male children under the age of 12 can join the SCV as a Cadet. Parents or Guardians must fill out an SCV Cadet Membership Application. Processing a Cadet membership application is done the same way as if he was becoming a member. Cadet Dues are $10.00 annually and sent to the Camp Adjutant.
Both are individually separate and are autonomous from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, but support our shared cause to protect our Confederate heritage; each in their own way and have their own types of membership and dues rate.
First there is the Texas Society Order of Confederate Rose TM, Inc. An organization that supports not only the local SCV camps in Texas, but also other historical organizations like the Confederate Cemetery Association and the Sam Davis Christian Youth Camp. Membership to TSOCR, Inc. is open to both men, women, and children over the age of 14. You do not need a Confederate ancestor to join. The TSOCR, Inc. also has a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors that plan on attending University's, State Colleges, Community Colleges or Trade Schools. Click on the link above to learn more about the Rose.
Then there is our sister organization, The United Daughters of the Confederacy.
"Those eligible for membership are women at least 16 years of age who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or who gave Material Aid to the Cause. Women who were adopted are eligible only through the bloodline of the biological parent. Also eligible are those women who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of members or former members of UDC." -UDC Membership Eligibility
Click on the link above to learn more about the UDC.
There are two levels of SCV Life Membership...
SCV NATIONAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP
SCV National Life Membership Dues are pro-rated based on age.
Ages 12-64: $750.00 Ages 65-79: $375.00 Ages 80 and over: $180.00
TEXAS DIVISION LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Texas Division Life Membership Dues are a flat one time due at $315.00.
To process Life membership dues, please e-mail Rodney Seiler, Camp Adjutant with a copy of your Life Membership Application or call (210)-415-9123.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153