Eagle Scout of the Year

THE AMERICAN LEGION
EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR 
NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the nomination application will be selected as the 2016 American Legion
Eagle Scout of the Year by the National Americanism Commission.

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will join the youth champion delegation and participate in the 98th Annual
National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 26-30, 2016.

scholarships

The American Legion provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected "The American Legion
Eagle Scout of the Year."

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be
granted in the amount of $2,500 each.

The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship immediately upon graduation from high school (public,
parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four years of their graduation date, excluding
active military duty or religious mission.

The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student provided it is state accredited, above the high school
level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the
United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States.

Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or
quarter. Only one request will be honored per semester or quarter.

DO NOT SEND THIS APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

Applicant should type or print all information.

section A - High School Record

Note: Please attach a copy of your official high school transcript.

 

 

 

   Grade: ______


 

Name of high school: ____________________________________________________

 

 

 

  Grade point average:____________                In upper_____________ of class. Number in class: _________

On one additional page (8 1/2 x 11 inches) list activities participated in during high school and also list
awards, honors and recognition received.

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first page of Attachment A if more than one page is submitted.

Section B - scouting Record

Note: This section will be reviewed closely by the selection committee.

 

 

 

Years

Cub Scout

Boy Scout

Varsity scout

Venturing Crew


 

Unit No.


 

Sponsor

 

 

 

Eagle Award Received:


 

Palms:

 

               

               

2016


 

THE AMERICAN LEGION
EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR

 

          Name: __________________________________ _

 

              Address: ___________ <=~---------

(Street)

 

 

 

 

(City)


 

 

(State)


 

(Zip)

 

 

 

Age: __
Telephone number: (

          E-mail: ________________________________ _

 

Is your BOy Scout Troop, varsity Scout Team, or venturing
Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American
Legion Auxiliary' unit or Sons of The American Legion

          squadron? _____

If YES, please complete the following:

 

(post/unit/Squadron Number)

 

(Street)


 

 

photograph in Scout uniform
REQUIRED

 

 

 

 

 

Are you the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary
member? __ If yes, please complete the following:

 

APPLICANTS: DO   NOT SEND THIS APPLICATION
  DIRECTLY
TO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

SUBMIT TO YOUR AMERICAN LEGION
  DEPARTMENT (STATE) HEADQUARTERS.

 

(City)

 

(Name of Member)

 

(Relationship)


 

(State)

 

(Membership No.)


 

(ZIP)


 

 

Eligibility Requirements
THE NOMINEE MUST:

 

  • Be a registered, active member of a Boy scout Troop, Varsity
    scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion
    post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American
    Legion squadron.

OR

 

  • Be a registered, active member of a chartered BOy Scout Troop,
    Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson
    of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.

AND

  • Received the Eagle Scout Award.
    • Be an active member of his religious institution and must have
      received the appropriate BOY Scout religious emblem.

 

  • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school,
    Scouting, and community.

 

  • Have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at
    the time of selection.

 

  • Reside in the department (state) to which he applies

 

Note: Eagle Scouts still in high school who reached their
18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible
if
otherwise qualified.

 

 

 

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Section B - Scouting Record (continued)

On two additional pages (8 1/2 x 11 inches) (1) List leadership positions held in your Cub scout Pack, Boy
Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, and/or venturing Crew; (2) List other Scouting activities you may have partici-
pated in (Jamborees, Order of the Arrow Conferences, etc.).

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first two pages of Attachment 8 if more than two pages are submitted.

Section B1 - Eagle Scout project

On two additional pages (8 112 x 11 inches) succinctly describe your Eagle Scout Project.

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first two pages of Attachment 81 if more than two pages are submitted.

Section C - Community participation Record

On one additional page (8 112 x 11 inches) list community organizations in which you have held member-
ship excluding high school and Scouting. Additionally list other activities that you were involved with that
directly or indirectly improved life in your community.

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first page of Attachment C if more than one page is submitted.

Section D - Religious Award

 

 

 

  Denomination: ______________________


 

Name of Religious Institution: ______________________

 

 

 

(cannot   be Cub scout Religious Emblem)

  Name of Boy Scout Religious Emblem (Award) Received: ________________________________________

  Month and Year Received: _________________

On one additional page (8 1/2 x 11 inches) list religious youth organizations, clubs, groups that you have
been involved in, to include honors awarded and offices held.

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first page of Attachment D if more than one page is submitted.

Section E - Career Interests

On one additional page (8 112 x 11 inches) describe your career interests and/or goals. The selection com-
mittee realizes that in many cases, applicants will not have decided on career goals, however, complete this
section to the best of your ability.

Note: The screening committee will only consider information provided on the first page of Attachment E if more than one page is submitted.

Section F - Letters of Recommendation and Testimony

One letter each from your religious institution, school, your community and Scouting must be included.
Two additional letters of recommendation and testimony may also be included. Please keep in mind that

the letters of recommendation are an important part of this application and will be carefully reviewed by the
screening committee.

Note: The screening committee will only consider the four required letters and the two additional letters of recommendation of Attachment F if
more than the six required letters
of recommendation are submitted. Letters of recommendation will be limited to one page.

Authorization

CERTIFICATION BY EAGLE SCOUT

I certify to the accuracy of the foregoing facts. If selected, I will be free to travel to The American Legion National Convention and
participate as a member of the youth champion delegation, representing The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America.

SIGNATURE OF EAGLE SCOUT: _____________________________________________________________ DATE: ______________

PARENTAL CONSENT

We hereby certify that the information on this application pertaining to our son's age and grade in school is correct. We are will-
ing and desirous that he become The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year. In consideration of the benefits derived from this
honor, if selected, we hereby voluntarily waive any claim against The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America totally and
all representatives thereof.

SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN: ____________________________________________________ DATE: _____________ _

 

Authorization (continued)

SCOUT UNIT LEADER

The above named applicant is qualified in every respect to represent The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America and has
our recommendation.

 

 

 

SIGNATURE OF SCOUT UNIT LEADER: __________________________________________________


 

DATE: _______________

 

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION SELECTION COMMITTEE APPROVAL

                                                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT ADJUTANT/SCOUT CHAIRMAN SIGNATURE: _________________________________________________________ .,---- _______________________ DATE: ___________

                                  NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS REVIEWED BY DEPARTMENT SELECTION COMMITTEE: _

Selection Process

DEPARTMENT

  • Nominations must be received by department headquarters no later than March 1, 2016.
  • The application judged best in the department and a list of the members of the Department Selection Committee should
    be sent to: Assistant Director, Americanism Division, Attention: Eagle Scout of the Year, The American Legion National

        Headquarters, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206.                                                                                     .

  • For additional information, applicants should contact their department headquarters.

NATIONAL

  • Nominations must be received by national headquarters no later than April 1, 2016.
    • The National Americanism Commission's Youth Activities Subcommittee will review all department nominations, and, in
      their judgment, select The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALIST

The selection will be announced in the National Americanism Commission Report to the National Executive Committee during
the 2016 Spring Meetings of The American Legion, held in Indianapolis.

 

 

 

American Legion department (state) contact information is online:
® www.legion.orgJdepartments

 

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION

P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
(317) 630-1204
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