for the Boy Scout movement came at The American Legion's first National
Convention in 1919. Today, there are more than 2,500 Boy Scout units
sponsored by Legion posts throughout the country. Supporting Boy Scout
activities is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned
skills and experiences as veterans to bear to help build character and
positive traits in "Young America." Few other post activities generate
more goodwill from the community.
The American Legion annually honors The American
Legion Eagle Scout of the Year at its National Convention. The winner
of the competition receives an $10,000 scholarship and the three runners-up
each are awarded $2,500 scholarships.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting
The Americanism and Children & Youth Division: The American Legion P.O.
Box 1055. Indianapolis, IN 46206 or by visiting their webpage at www.legion.org/programs/youthprograms/scouting.
You can also contact The American Legion, Department of Maryland Headquarters
at (410) 752-1405.