The annual SCI Convention provides its members access to the greatest hunting convention in the world. Exhibitors range from outfitters around the world who help you plan your next adventure to art, furs, jewelry, firearms and much more. Also during that convention, SCI hosts amazing evenings of entertainment, live auctions and programs during which chapters and individuals are recognized for their yearly accomplishments. During those evenings, based on information gathered by SCI committees about the many SCI Chapters around the world, SCI selects one Chapter to honor as the best in the world in each size category! Over the years, the Kentuckiana Chapter of SCI, which falls in the 51-100 member category, has brought home many of those coveted awards. To every board member, past and present, and every chapter member and friend, past and present, of this chapter, you are a part of our winning these awards!
SCI & Cabelas Young Hunter Of The Year
The SCI and Cabela’s Young Hunter of the Year is awarded each year to an outstanding young man and young woman. This award is not just about hunting success, it is about community service, scholastic achievement, participating in humanitarian service projects and conservation programs as well as sharing a commitment to the goals and mission of SCI. These young hunters are certainly role models for other young hunters around the world, and they are our future. To be considered for this award a comprehensive application to include an essay, letters of recommendation from their SCI Chapter, counselors, school principal, and other community leaders is submitted from each candidate. In addition, the candidates must document their academic accomplishments, community service, conservation work, and hunting/outdoors experiences.
Through education and mentoring from adults and peers, the young hunter award recipients are in line and ready to carry on our hunting heritage. Our Chapter is privileged to have been represented by three international SCI & Cabelas Young Hunters of the Year.
Outstanding Program Publication Award
To encourage chapters to fully inform, the Kentuckiana Chapter of SCI’s Fundraiser Program Publication, Safari After Dark, was selected as “Outstanding Fundraiser Program” for our Chapter size.
This is the first time our Chapter’s program has won this award. Fundraiser program criteria include visual appeal, design presentation, reference to drawings or auctions, presentation of donors, chapter information and membership development. This award is also grouped and awarded by chapter membership size.