Our History and Scrapbook Memories
Members of the S.C.S.C.A.R. enjoy activities such as marching in parades, performing skits, visiting with veterans and participating in historical tours. Activities such as these along with the experience of electing officers and participating in meetings not only build leadership skills but also teach community involvement and an appreciation of our country and its founders. These are lesson that will help them succeed throughout life.
Past State Themes and Projects
Each year our State President chooses a theme and a project for members to participate in throughout their administration. Check out a few memories since this website was first started.
2018-2019 State President: Tyler Cox
State Project "Get in the Game" focused on Tamassee DAR School as the school celebrated
100 years of service to children in the upstate of South Carolina. The project raised over $6,200 and provided commercial-grade game equipment such as foosball and air hockey tables in the activity center at Tamassee DAR School. The project also funded the 2018 and 2019 Krazy Kids Day at Tamassee DAR School events which included bouncy house, game booths, cookout, t-shirts, and lots of prizes.
75th State Conference - Krazy Kids Day - Summer Workshop
Commemorations - SE Regional - 124th National Convention
2017-2018 State President: Kathryn Smith
Members were "Preserving Fields of Honor" this year as they raised money to raise awareness and fund improvements to Blackstock Battlefield located in Union County, South Carolina. This is the location where "The Gamecock" General Thomas Sumter defeated Banistre Tarleton on November 20, 1780. The society raised over $8,000 for the project that will provide fencing to protect the battlefield, as well as an informational kiosk.
74th State Conference - Summer Workshop
SE Regional - 123rd National Convention
2016-2017 State President: Katherine Schemine
Members learned about the 500 miles of the Palmetto Trail that crosses South Carolina as they supported this year's state projects "Preserving the Palmetto Trail." Members toured portions of the trail, learned about the history, and the needs for preservation and the damage the recent floods have caused to the project. The society raised $2,300 for the palmetto trail preservation.
73rd State Conference - Summer Workshop - Commemorations
2015-2016 State Project - President: Will Flint
Helping our Heroes... members collected over $8,000 to support the work at Canine Angels. The purpose is to provide service dogs for to assist veterans with hearing disabilities, seizures and PTSD, as well as stability and mobility issues.
72nd State Conference - Summer Workshop - SE Regional
2014-2015 State Project - President: Emily Wagner
Home of the Brave...members collected funds to support the USS Yorktown as they learned about the historical significance of the ship. The state conference ended with a sleepover on the Yorktown battleship located near Charleston.
71st State Conference - Summer Workshop - 120th National Convention
2013-2014 State Project - President: Jason Hubbs
Preserving Tamassee's Legacy...members collected approximately $6,000 to provide a scholarship to a student to attend Tamassee DAR School. The members celebrated with a special State Conference at Tamassee DAR School, which included the involvement of students at Tamassee.
70th State Conference
Summer Workshop, SE Regional & Commemorations
2012-2013 State Project - President: Callie Danielle Cox
Oh, The Places We'll Go...took the members of the C.A.R. through a year of commemorations and special memories. This year the President's Project promoting United Through Reading - donating over 550 new hard backed children's books valued at $5,000 plus presenting a check for $1,620 to the USO to support this valuable project for our military and their families, helping them keep communication alive.
Summer Workshop 2012
Commemorations, SE Regional, State Conference, National Convention, State Project Presentation
2011-2012 State Project - President: Will Branson
Remembering the American Dream focused on the new Isaac Huger park in Myrtle Beach. The project encouraged members learn about General Isaac Huger and raise funds to dedicate a marble bench (valued at $2,500) at the new historical park in Myrtle Beach. The bench will be placed near the grove of Oak trees that are found on the property. The mature trees were actuallly standing in that location during the American Revolution and survived land development, hurricanes, and the use of the land as a bombing range during WWII.
68th State Conference - Summer Workshop - SE Regional - Commemorations
Krazy Kids Day at Tamassee
2010-2011 State Project - President: Jack Hubbs
Marking the Trails of Valor put a renewed dedication to conservation . The project encouraged members to volunteer and help keep the trails of valor beautiful. Funds raised ($1,200) for this project provided signage at Charkestowne Landing, a South Carolina State Park dedicated to preserving our colonial heritage.
Summer Workshop - SE Regional - 67th State Conference
Krazy Kids Day at Tamassee (Presentation of 2010 State Project "Toys for Tamassee")
2009-2010 State Project - President: Michael Wagner
South Carolina Reflections from the Mountains to the Sea focused on the National and State President Projects. The National Project was a restoration project for the Morris Island Lighthouse in Charleston. The State President's project Toys for Tamassee supported the DAR School located in the mountains of South Carolina. The members collected over $1,200 in monetary donations to purchase outdoor sports and play equipment for the children living at Tamassee DAR School
66th State Conference - Other
2008-2009 State Project - President: Thomas Burnette
The Society raised $2,500 in it's project C.A.R.ing for South Carolina's Kids, to support the research at MUSC Children's Hospital. The project focused on the pediatric cardiology fund. Members participated by making over 300 blank dolls that doctors use to explain complicated medical procedures to children. MUSC serves all children in South Carolina and is the only hospital in
South Carolina that specializes in pediatric cardiology.
Carolina Day 2009 (Presentation of State Project to MUSC)
2007-2008 State Project - President: Sagen Blackwell
The Society raised over $12,000 to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Members participated in a the Carolina Challenge Soldier Ride, organized by Sagen Blackwell, that raised over $50,000 for the project. The members of C.A.R. were given the opportunity to learn about the Wounded Warrior Project. This project offered the opportunity to show our appreciation to the service men and women who protect the freedoms are ancestors fought for during the American Revolution.
2006-2007 State Project - President: Danielle Davis
Theme: Fun in the Sun - The Society worked hard this year to present their friends at Tamassee DAR School with a Summer Recreation Fund. This fund is to help pay for summer camp opportunities for Tamassee DAR School students that live during the summer months.. Members collected donations and gave over $1,200 for the fund.
2005-2006 State Project - President: Caroline Ingram
The Society theme "General Francis Marion- South Carolina Defender of Freedom" focused on the great accomplishments of Marion and his successful siege of Fort Motte. Funds were raised to provide assistance in the publication about the history and archaeology of Fort Motte, a British fort of the American Revolution. The publication is based on the work of archaeologists with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina.
2004-2005 State Project - President: Morgan Childers
The Society worked hard this year to present their friends at Tamassee DAR School with a Recreation Fund. This fund is to help support after school sports activities by paying for activity fees and equipment for students interested in playing team sports. Members collected donations and gave over $2,000 to start the fund.
2003-2004 State Project - President: Caroline Berry
The South Carolina children worked to return a 1763 school roster back to South Carolina. The school roster is fourteen pages and many names on the list later became revolutionary patriots. This item has been donated to the permanent exhibit that at the State Museum in Columbia. A dedication ceremony was held in conjunction with the 2004 South Carolina State Conference.