Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Eagle Scout Contest

Sons of the American Revolution

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


Arthur M. & Berdena King
Eagle Scout Contest


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.

Eagle Scout Badge

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


There are three SAR chapters in the San Francisco Bay area, within the sphere of the BSA GGAC.

  1. San Francisco – serves San Francisco (contact is Bill Nay at [email protected])
  2. Thomas Jefferson Chapter SAR – East Bay (serving generally Contra Costa and Alameda counties, as well as the Chief Solano District). I can be reached at [email protected] for awards.
  3. Redwood Empire SAR – North Bay (serving generally Lake and Silverado Districts) The contact is Bill Nay ([email protected]).


This contest is open to ALL Eagle Scouts – male and female.

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Derek J. Brown, PE

[email protected] 

Registrar, Thomas Jefferson Chapter CASSAR


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