Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Youth Awards Contests

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) sponsors several annual awards programs that allow students and educators to become more involved and engaged in the American Revolutionary period. These awards encourage civic responsibility and duty, creative and effective teaching practices for the classroom, and a deeper understanding of the complicated issues surrounding the war for American independence. Many of these youth programs begin at the local SAR chapter level and move along toward the society and national level during the scope of each annual competition, wrapping up at the annual SAR Congress.

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Youth Awards & Contests

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest Click Here
Arthur M & Berdana King Eagle Scout Contest Click Here
CAR Activity Award Click Here
George S & Stella M Knight Essay Contest Click Here
Joseph S Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Click Here
ROTC & JROTC Recognition Program Click Here
Sgt Moses Adams Middle School Brochure Contest Click Here
Youth Awards Program Brochure Click Here
Youth Exchange Program Click Here


Arthur M. & Berdena King 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. 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; and 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 usually entered at the Chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the State 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 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 on the link below. Please be aware that the local application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to the local SAR State Eagle Scout contact listed below for further details.

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Eagle Scout Contest Resources

Eagle Scout Contest Application Click Here
Eagle Scout Contest Example Essay Click Here
Eagle Scout Sample Topics Click Here
Four Generation Ancestor Chart Click Here

File Name Description
SAR Eagle Scout Contest Application Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Eagle Scout Contest Application 2022 Download
SAR Youth Awards Brochure 2022 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Youth Awards Brochure 2022 Download