DEPARTMENT OF FRANCE SCOUTING NEWS
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 Scholarship. Scholarship Application
Boy Scouts of America
The Legion Square Knot Award is an American Legion National program that the Department will be looking for candidates from within the Department.
You can get all the information that you need from the www.legion.org website.
The application cut off date will be not later then the Department 4th DEC.
Support for the Boy Scout movement came at The American Legion's first National Convention in 1919. Today, there are more than 2,500 Boy Scout units sponsored by Legion Posts throughout the country.
Supporting Boy Scout activities is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to bear to help build character and positive traits in "Young America." Few other Post activities generate more goodwill from the community.
The Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, Missouri) April 9, 2007
Veterans News, The American Legion and Scouting
At the 1st National Convention of The American Legion in 1919, the Boy Scouts of America program was adopted to help achieve patriotic attitudes in youth. The American Legion believed then, as it does now, that Scouting is a valuable program for developing boys into men of high moral character.
Scouting offers a way for Legionnaire volunteers and the community to bring fun, adventure and leadership skills to young people, and to provide effective citizenship training, and personal fitness opportunities for youth.
The Scouting program also gives Legionnaires the opportunity to touch the lives of the youth of our nation and share with them the skills necessary to build a generation of young people ready to do their duty to God and Country.
The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America have developed a cooperative relationship to promote the organization and sponsorship of Scout units by posts of The American Legion. The American Legion believes this excellent program is another way to provide the youth of America with the opportunity to participate in worthwhile activities fostering good character, citizenship and fitness.
Scouting utilizes the service learned skills and abilities of the veteran in building character and desirable habits in "Young America." It's a Post activity that brings public credit and goodwill to the Post.
American Legion posts sponsor nearly 2,550 Scout units serving some 72,000 young people.
The American Legion and Scouting Square Knot award recognizes member of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion who are actively involved in the Scouting program.
The American Legion provides a national scholarship annually to the Eagle Scout who is selected as The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year. The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship awarded for a four-year period. Three runners-up receive a scholarship of $2,500 each.
Scouting News (15 April 2007)
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year scholarship applications have been received from the Departments of Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Applications were due April 2. The National Americanism Commission at the spring meetings will select the Eagle Scout of the Year and three runners-up.