There are so many benefits to being a member of SCI that it is difficult to list them all in one short article. It is the incredible breadth and depth of the SCI experience that separates it from other organizations in the outdoor world. First, of course, are the basic member benefits that include:
Your Safari Club International membership gives you access to an array of events, information sources and products that help you maximize your hunting experiences. Member Benefits include:
- 6 bi-monthly issue of SCI’s award winning SAFARI Magazine
- 12 monthly issues of SAFARI TIMES Newspaper
- Annual Awards Publication
- Eligible to attend SCI’s Members-only Annual Hunters’ Convention
- Participation in the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals and Awards Programs
- Eligible to join a local SCI Chapter in your area
- Hunter Hotline (for information on travel advisories, importing trophies and traveling with firearms)
- Access to Hunt Reports
- SCI “In the Crosshairs” e-Newsletter
- Access to SCI First for Hunters website
- Free admission to the International Wildlife Museum at SCI Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona
- An Official SCI Membership ID card – showing your membership ID, expiration date, and membership type status.
Optional benefits available to members:
Members-only Insurance Discounts.
Guns: Protects your Firearms and accessories from loss and damage, worldwide, 24/7.
Trophies: This unique program insures your Trophy Collection against theft and damage while providing the necessary funds to re-hunt the animal.
Travel Protection: Insures you against Financial Loss from trip complications beyond your control, plus medical insurance and an emergency Medical Evacuation guarantee.
Guides & Outfitters Protection: This program has been designed by SCI’s long time insurance consultants in order to provide specialized insurance coverage for the unique risks faced by hunting guides.
Chapter membership is among the most important benefits for many of us, because chapters provide the face-to-face camaraderie that literally brings home the critical missions of SCI.
It is at the Chapter level that each of us can personally make a big and direct difference. It is where we work on meaningful projects and where we meet to celebrate the hunting traditions.
Recently, SCI has begun to reach out even more than before by aligning ourselves with other organizations in the outdoor industry. These other organizations are called Affiliates, and to date we have 77 Affiliate organizations that, when combined with the SCI membership, represent a total of almost 9 million hunters and friends of hunters worldwide. Our influence is growing.
This is a significant number by any measure, and one that adds impact in the various social and political circles when SCI speaks for you, its members, and all other hunters in the world.
SCI is the finest group of hunters the world has ever known. Please join me in getting the word out about the fantastic things that we are all able to do together.
Tell your friends and fellow hunters about SCI and feel free to use the information above to start the conversation. The more that people know about SCI, the better we look to them, and the better we look, the more they will understand that they also need to be a part of this fantastic organization.
Indeed, SCI is local, regional, statewide, nationwide and worldwide. SCI is everywhere. Be proud. Let us all tell the world about this great organization and take pride in our membership. As members, we are all special. Thank you for your support of the organization and its critical missions.