Children of the American Revolution
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution is an organization of persons through 21 years of age who are lineal descendants of a patriot of the American Revolution.
The C.A.R. is an independent organization which looks to the DAR, SAR and SR for its leadership and financial support. The C.A.R. needs adult leaders, financial support and members. A member of the SAR may hold a "Senior" office in a local, state, regional or the National Society C.A.R. Direct descendants of SAR and DAR members age birth to 22 years are eligible for membership.
The N.S.C.A.R. has six primary objectives in its Bylaws; these objectives are the foundation of the organization:
- To acquire knowledge of American History.
- To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.
- To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.
- To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
- To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
- To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.
Membership: Children and Grandchildren of SAR members may apply to be members of the C.A.R. through local societies across the country. Visit the C.A.R. website at http://www.nscar.org to find a local society near you. Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state, regional and national conferences.
Male children and grandchildren are eligible for Junior Membership in the SAR. Click here for more information on the Junior Membership program.
SAR Support: Every SAR state society and local chapter should have a C.A.R. chairman or liaison officer who focuses support and encouragement on this very worthwhile youth organization. It is encouraged to award members of the C.A.R. SAR and DAR for their outstanding work given to the C.A.R. with the SAR/C.A.R. medals of appreciation or other appropriate medals for their support/service to the C.A.R. Guidelines for presentation of the medals can be found in the NSSAR's Handbook, Volume III, page 14.
For further information on joining the N.S.C.A.R., contact either your local society or the National Society at:
1776 D Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-5392
Telephone: (202) 638-3153
Fax: (202) 737-3162
E-mail: hqnscar [dot] org
You can find the C.A.R. Activity Award application here.