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Education

SAR Youth Contests and Awards

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.

Temporary Transition Rules Extension – Any youth who registered as a member of Scouts BSA between February 1, 2019, and December 1, 2019 and was granted an extension by the National Council BSA to complete the Eagle Scout rank requirements after they have turned 18 years of age, will have 365 days from the date their Eagle Scout application was validated by the National Advancement Program Team to enter the contest.  A copy of the approved extension must be attached to the contest application.  College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the awards. 

Three awards are given: National First Place Winner receives $10,000; Runner-up receives $6,000; and 2nd Runner-up receives $4,000.  The First Place Winner will be asked to appear at the NSSAR Annual Congress, held in June or July, to be recognized and receive the award.  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.


Eagle Scout Application (Revised 2019)

Four-Generation Ancestor Chart

Example Essay Topics

Contacts

SAR SocietyEagle Scout Contest Contact
Alabama SARBlake C. Stephenson
blakestephenson101@gmail.com
Alaska SARJohn F. Rogers
johnrgrs0@gmail.com
Arkansas SARAllen J. Bush
ajb1@swbell.net
Arizona SAREdward J. Koeneman
edkoeneman@gmail.com
California SARWilliam Nay
bill.nay@comcast.net
Colorado SARSydney C Hughes
sidhughes@mac.com
Connecticut SARTimothy C. R. Wilkins
bluenote517@aol.com
Dakota SARDonald L. Kellogg
dkellogg@gwtc.net
Delaware SARDavis L. Wright
davis.wright@verizon.net
District of Columbia SARDoug Brooks
lanedbrooks4@gmail.com
Empire State SAR (NY)Tim Middlebrook
tmiddlesar@gmail.com
Florida SARJim Stone
jim5176@hotmail.com
Georgia SARWilliam R. Coffeen
billcoffeen@gmail.com
Hawaii SARJohn L. Miller
jackmiller@hawaii.rr.com
Idaho SARRandy L. Bailey
randybailey@idahosar.org
Illinois SARGeorge W. Tinkham
coolbreeze@att.net
Indiana SARKevin L. Waldroup
kevin@kevinwaldroup.com
International SART. Rex Legler III
t.leglerii@comcast.net
Iowa SARDouglas L. Frazer
dlfrazer@yahoo.com
Kansas SARKirk Rush
kirkrush@att.net
Kentucky SARTimothy C. Brown
KYSAREagleScout@gmail.com
Louisiana SARPatrick R Hugg
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Maine SARDavid L. Manchester
davidlmanchester@outlook.com
Maryland SARJonathan T. Streett
eagle-scout@marylandsar.org
Massachusetts SARJoseph Gauthier
pineriver99@gmail.com
Michigan SARGerald Burkland
bftb@tds.net
Minnesota SARRichard Smith
eaglechair@airpost.net
Mississippi SARChauncey R. Godwin, Jr.
heavenly_ham@bellsouth.net
Missouri SARJ. Howard Fisk
jhoward@fisk.limo
Montana SARRobert Green
bobbycorno8d@gmail.com
Nebraska SARMerle A. Rudebusch
mrudebusch@neb.rr.com
Nevada SARJames P. Chapman, Jr.
jaychapman_41@msn.com
New Hampshire SARLTC Douglas M. Wood (Ret.)
doug.wood@comcast.net
New Jersey SARWilliam Schmitz
wfschmitz@yahoo.com
New Mexico SARKris D. Jones
dewi_sant1@msn.com
North Carolina SAREd McBride
ed_mcbride@yahoo.com
Ohio SARLance E. Beebe
lancebb@sbcglobal.net
Oklahoma SARGary Jensen
gary@jensenmyway.com
Oregon SARJohn Berg
BergOregonSAR@JB70.net
Pennsylvania SARErnest L. Sutton
sareagle1@aol.com
Rhode Island SARJohn W Adams
JWAdams148@aol.com
South Carolina SARJames W. Forrester
K4jf@mail.com
Tennessee SARJohn McCutchen john.e.mccutchen@gmail.com
Texas SARArt Munford
goaggies@suddenlink.net
United Kingdom SARJeffrey L. Hedges
hedgeslon@hotmail.com
Utah SARPaul L. Child
drpaulchildsr@gmail.com
Vermont SARKevin Mullen
kevinbrianmullen@yahoo.com
Virginia SARKenneth Hawkins, Ed.D.
drklhawkins@gmail.com
Washington SARGreg Emerson
emersongregoryd@gmail.com
West Virginia SARHarold T. Cox, Jr.
kootaga@suddenlink.net
Wisconsin SARRobert Haglund
haglundrobert@sbcglobal.net
Wyoming SARRodger A. Salzman
rasalzman@att.net

Previous Winners

YearWinning Eagle ScoutSponsoring SAR Society
2019Ambrose TerneusNebraska SAR
2018James M. DonovanMissouri SAR
2017Joseph M. JaegerIllinois SAR
2016Grant MercerGeorgia SAR
2015Padraic G. HennesseyMissouri SAR
2014Samuel P. DonovanMissouri Sar
2013David C. HagerFlorida SAR
2012Abram M. WeeksUtah SAR
2011Robert RasmussenMinnesota SAR
2010David Cadwell PegadoEmpire State SAR
2009Gerrit S. BakkerMichigan SAR
2008Paul BanwartMinnesota SAR
2007Charles C. McBride IIConneticut SAR
2006Michael W. GroganMissouri SAR
2005John R. RassmussenMinnesota SAR

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