Safari Club International is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. These primary missions are supported through the many arenas of the organization.

Advocate: Since 2000, SCI has spent $140 million on protecting the freedom to hunt through policy advocacy, litigation, and education for federal and state legislators to ensure hunting is protected for future generations. Through direct involvement and partnerships with like-minded organizations, SCI has become a political force in Washington, D.C. and other world capitals.

Connect: When you become a member of SCI, you join a network of over 55,000 like-minded individuals all over the world. In your local community there may already be an official SCI chapter. Working side by side, holding similar attitudes about the importance and responsibility of being a hunter, SCI members make a tangible difference through conservation efforts in their communities and voicing their concerns to representatives who take them to the floors of Washington.

Educate: The weekly E-Newsletters In The Crosshairs  and Hunt Now! provide breaking news, legal issues, government actions, product reviews, and exciting stories of the hunt, to more than 45,000 members. Through our publications, Safari Magazine and Safari Times, we keep you up to date on events and board actions as well, teach you some tips and techniques, and stories about other membersˊ hunting expeditions.

Represent: SCI members help shape and promote the image of the hunter to non-hunters through their words and actions. In addition to practicing ethical hunting while in the field and around others, members can give back by participating in humanitarian efforts taking place across the globe through the affiliated charitable organization, Safari Club International Foundation.

 

30% of the funds raised at the Wichita Chapter of SCI banquet go to to SCI International to support their efforts on a truly global scale.  70% of the funs raised go to supporting projects selected by the Board of Directors to support primarily Kansas based projects including KDWP Youth Hunter Education, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors, and more.  We also support international conservation groups like Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust (CRAWT) and Conservation Force.

PASS IT ON! OUTDOOR MENTORS

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Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors does a LOT for kids and we love supporting them!  You may have noticed some younger members of the crowd at several of our past banquets helping with the auctions and raffles... those were some of the Pass It On! mentees and their mentors!

 

About Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors

 

Matching caring adults with a passion for the outdoors with children that want to learn about the outdoors...that's what the Pass It On program is about in a nutshell. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to giving children the chance to experience the great outdoors!

Whether it is fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching, archery, hunting, shooting sports, sailing...or just about any other traditional outdoor activity, we work to provide opportunities for children to learn about them in a safe environment from mentors willing to share their time.

 

What began as an effort on the part of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to bolster the ranks of hunters and fishers in 1999 has grown beyond the borders of Kansas to include activities in Alabama, Alaska, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Thanks to the tremendous support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Pass It On program expanded in 2003 with pilot programs in Pennsylvania and Texas. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation played a significant role in making this happen as well.

The Pass It On program has proven to be an effective recruitment tool for BBBS agencies wanting to involve more men in their mentoring programs. It has proven to be an effective tool for introducing children to traditional outdoor activities. And now we are working to expand the program on a national basis.  To make it happen, we are working to enlist the aid of BBBS agencies, conservation groups, and interested parties in the outdoor industry to become involved. We need volunteers and we need funding to make it all happen. If you or your organization would like to find out how you can be a part of Pass It On, contact Mike Christensen. Check out the links to Past Events to see the big smiles that result when Littles get a taste of the outdoors! And check out the Calendar to see events we have coming up!