Through a special donation to the Camp, all SCV members who join or transfer to the Gorgas Camp this year will pay no membership fees. For the average member, that is a savings of at least $25! The Gorgas Camp will pay for your National dues of $20 and your Division dues of $5 and will charge no Camp dues at all.
Why is this Camp free, when every other Camp charges local, Division & National dues? The answer is simple. We want you more than your money.
The Charge made by Gen. S.D. Lee to the Sons of Confederate Veterans reads:
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
In this Camp, the goal is to gather together as many men as possible to undertake the Charge. The value of bonding together and advancing this Cause of honoring our Confederate ancestors, their history, vitues, prinicles and true history is worth more than money.
Fund-raising, donations and Friends of the Camp memberships will pay for the free membership this year and be applied to that purpose in the years to come as well. Some members may choose to donate to the Camp or to purchase fund-raising items as their funds and desires dictate. Others may not have the money on-hand to offer more than their support. That support is what this organization and this effort need more than it needs money.
For families with multiple sons who are eligible for membership, the free Camp program allows them all to join and learn from the other members without taxing the family budget. What better way to make certain our heritage is passed on to future generations than to make it easy for families to come together?
So come on and join and bring your fathers, brothers, sons and grandsons in with you!