The Council of Youth Programs formerly known as Council of Youth Awards was formed by President General Thomas Lawrence in 2015. It consists of the Chairmen and sub committee chairman of all of the Youth Award/Program Committees: Youth Exchange, Poster and Brochure Contests, C.A.R., Rumbaugh Orations, Knight Essay, Eagle Scout, JROTC/ROTC, and American History Teacher. While the Council officially consists of these Chairmen, others are certainly welcome to come and participate. The purpose of the Council is to act as a forum for matters of mutual concern and interest to all the Youth Programs, as well as a place where matters pertinent to all the programs may be brought.
Elementary School Poster Contest
The Americanism Poster Contest was created in 2002 by the Americanism Committee and is open to public, private, or ecumenical, and home schooled students in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades, depending on when the American Revolution is taught. It is also open to members of the C.A.R., Cub Scouts, or Girl Scouts as long as they are of the same age group and the contest is not conducted through their local school system. Contestants are judged and winners announced during the Annual Congress. Judging is based upon portrayal of the theme, originality, evidence of research, neatness, artistic merit, and creativity. The theme for the 2016-2017 academic year is “Revolutionary War Persons.”
Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest
A program created in 2013 by the Americanism Committee. The winners are judged and announced during the annual Congress each year. This Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest is open to middle school students, depending upon when the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home-schooled students. Judging is based upon portrayal of theme, originality, evidence of research, neatness, artistic merit, and creativity. The permanent theme is “The Founding Documents of the United States.”