Honour societies, like the name suggests are societies that honor excellence achieved in a certain field. Many a times they revolve around education although they can also be based on other disciplines where they narrow down to have smaller sub categories on different fields. Other fields that a society can major in can range from scouting to music to art to culture and the list is endless. This translates into numerous societies dealing with different fields. Many states, however, have national societies which umbrella all the many societies that are there within their country which helps the societies consolidate their interest because all of them share the same ideals which is recognizing and rewarding excellences.
It is possible to find several honor societies upholding excellence in a particular discipline with the major norm being that by one being a member of one society of a particular discipline, they are barred from joining any other society in that field. This being because these societies, though different, stand for the same idea. Each honor society has a way in which it identifies itself from honor cards to stoles to scarfs and tussles. There are numerous benefits that accrue from a person becoming a member of society groups.
Most schools have a chapter, which allows the interested parties to submit their applications for membership into the honor societies. Bearing in mind that this is an excellence society, they have set criterion which one must meet for them to be considered for membership into the society. One of the benefits that members enjoy tough through their achievement of excellence is the access to scholarships to pursue that field further. The societies come up with projects form their members to undertake whereby they are given a chance to obtain skills in a particular field. The fact that the members are excelling in a particular field makes them to have an influence of people which the honor societies nurture by impacting leadership skills in them.
The honor societies membership do not end when one is done schooling but rather follows on recognizing excellence in the career field although they have limited activities at this level because of a lack of a common metrics of measuring this excellence. The ability of the honor society to bring together like minded people is of great importance as these people can easily sharpen each other to attain even greater levels of excellence. This means that its members are a perfect mix from all ages which ensures continuity of the society upholding excellence.