The Atlanta Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has had a long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America through it’s Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship program. The Atlanta Chapter will recognize any Eagle Scout and present him with a Certificate of Achievement. These certificates can be presented in person at the Court of Honor by a member of the Atlanta Chapter in authentic Revolutionary War uniform, or it can be mailed directly to the Scout Leader, parent or the Eagle Scout.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts (under 19 years of age) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, Scouts may eventually advance to the state or national levels, eventually held in June during the annual SAR Congress, and awarded up to $10,000.
College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the cash award. Cash awards are given at the Atlanta Chapter, State and National level, with awards beginning at $100 up to $10,000. Scouts may apply more than one year if he meets the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. 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, state-level society, and national phases. The competition is usually entered at the chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the society level. Applicants may not enter at the national level. 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 the state and national competitions by the SAR as appropriate. Entries should be submitted to the local chapter near you. More competition information
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