SCN membership is open to any person regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual preference, or marital status. SCN is a family- friendly social group, made up mostly of members ranging between 40 and 75 years of age who have settled in Southwest Florida in the "Suncoast" area between Tampa and Ft. Myers. However, we do encourage younger people to join our club. While membership focuses on couples, we do allow single applicants, but we make every attempt to maintain a balance between male & female members., We do however ask members who wish to bring under-aged children to Social Activities at member's homes to advise the Host Member of the fact. These members will be responsible for the supervision of these under-aged children. In today's world it is necessary to have guidelines for the nudist lifestyle. Not only is it very easy to destroy all the hard work we have put into social acceptance, but people who are new to the Nudist/Naturists lifestyle may not realize how to properly deal with social circumstances, so we have provided for you information on proper Etiquetteto further help you understand. Also we have a page you may want to visit dealing with Nudist Laws, although it is not current and not been update it will give you some interesting reading, we will try and update it when possible, also remembering that you are solely responsible for your actions.
Guests are welcome to attend Dinner out and Beach cleanup events to experiance our group prior to submitting an application to join SCN. At the various social activities prospective members will see that SCN is not interested in and does not promote overt sexual activity. Our goal is to provide clothing-optional social opportunities where no one feels threatened by sexual overtones. Guests are encouraged to join and meet other SCN members at more than one social activity prior to making application to join and this can be done at either attending one of the monthly dinners at local restaurants or quarterly beach cleanups. For this purpose, SCN has formally adopted Caspersen Beach Park, in Venice, where it aids the Sarasota County Parks & Recreation department by collecting trash quarterly on a volunteer basis.
Membership in Suncoast Naturists has two principal requirements: 1. Each SCN member must also have an active membership with either The Naturist Society (TNS) or The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). 2. Each member abides by the rules of etiquette listed on the bottom of the SCN membership application form. Members are encouraged to obtain their national TNS or AANR memberships through the SCN as this result in some income for the SCN, but that is not a requirement. Members of Suncoast Naturists are encouraged to actively participate in the organization’s management and administration, e.g., calendar and event planning, interaction with beach clean up officials, newsletter contributions, serving as officers etc. Many SCN members have had interesting professional and business careers and lead diverse social and recreational lives, all of which helps make the relatively young SCN a vibrant, healthy and growing organization.
Click document link below for membership application.