Did you know about the SAR Eagle Scout contest?
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the
The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and, except as provided in the paragraph below, have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted.
Contest year is Jan 1 to Dec 31.
Awards are as follows:
National First Place Winner receives $10,000
2nd Place – $6,000
3rd Place – $4,000
4th Place – $2,000
5th Place – $1000
6th thru 10th – $500
11th thru 15th – $200
The First Place Winner will be asked to appear at the SAR Annual Congress, held in June or July, to be recognized and receive the award. Travel and lodging allowance will be provided.
The awards may be taken as either a cash award, or as a scholarship to an educational institution.
An Eagle Scout may apply for the contest in more than one year if they meet the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total will be awarded to any one Eagle Scout. Prizes and recognition may also be awarded at the SAR Chapter and State Society level. Each Eagle Scout must complete an application form, a four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500-word patriotic themed essay.
The competition is conducted in three phases: the local Chapter level, State Society level, and National level. The competition is entered at the Chapter level applicants cannot enter at the State or National level in California). Contest entrants need complete only one application for the SAR Chapter level competition.
The application of the Chapter level winner is forwarded to be used in State Society and National level competitions by the SAR as appropriate. A complete set of rules, along with the application for both the applicant and the sponsoring SAR members, can be found on the Eagle Scout Application Form available for download at https://www.sar.org/arthur-m-
There are three SAR chapters in the San Francisco Bay area, within the sphere of the BSA GGAC.
This contest is open to ALL Eagle Scouts – male and female.
Please let me know if you need additional information.
Derek J. Brown, PE
Registrar, Thomas Jefferson Chapter CASSAR