Boy Scouts / Eagle Scouts Program


  • The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) has a longstanding relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and supports their programs. Many SAR members are also involved in the BSA as leaders or volunteers, and the organization encourages its members to participate in scouting activities as a means of promoting patriotism and civic responsibility.
  • In particular, the SAR has a program called the Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program, which provides recognition and scholarships to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, character, and patriotism. The SAR also sponsors an annual Eagle Scout recognition dinner, where new Eagle Scouts are honored and recognized for their achievements.
  • Furthermore, the SAR offers several merit badges related to American history, including the SAR Genealogy Merit Badge, the SAR Americanism Award, and the SAR History Award. These badges encourage scouts to learn about American history and heritage, and help to promote the SAR's mission of preserving and promoting the history of the American Revolution.

Arthur M & Berdana 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.

If you have an interest in participating in any of these programs, please contact us.