Honour societies are based on the idea of giving honor to people who show excellent results results in a particular endeavors. 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. For instance, one can find an honor group dealing with art or scouting movement. This translates into numerous societies dealing with different fields. To help consolidate the many societies that can be formed, certain states prefer to come up with an honor society that will somehow envelop the numerous societies available thus making it easier for them to interact and thus uphold excellence as a whole.
Honor societies in the same field only allow membership into one of the societies such that by joining one society upholding excellence in education, they cannot join another honor society upholding the same discipline. The idea behind this restriction is because the societies share the same purpose hence there is no need to join another of the same kind. Members of a particular honor society can always identify with each other by means of cards, scarfs tussles and other items from their society. Joining these societies enables members to enjoy a lot of benefits although not everyone is open to join them.
These honor society therefore requires interested educational institutions to register with them so that members can join the society directly if they meet the conditions put in place. 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 ways in which the societies reward their member is extending scholarships for the members who show great levels of excellence. They also give their members opportunities to participate in projects which benefit both the institutions as well as the members. 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.
Besides just dealing with school or college going members, the honor society also incorporates the professional members rewarding and recognizing excellence in this level too as these are the members who have moved into the copartner sector from the school system. The other important aspect with the honor societies is that they allow for members to help each other become even better in their core competences because the society brings together people who have achieved different levels of excellence. The incorporation of members in different stages of education is also a strategy to ensure that this culture is passed on to the younger generations.