THE ST. MAARTEN CARNIVAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The officially recognised entity responsible for Carnival on St. Maarten is the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The SCDF is strictly a volunteer group. The board of the SCDF is appointed for a period of four years.
The board has the prerogative to welcome new volunteer members or what is called Work Group Members. These are the folks that make-up the rest of the organization, but they have no legal distinction within the SCDF. Their inclusion is up to the discretion of the board of the SCDF.