Scout of the Year Entry Form
National's Scouting Program Handbook
DESCRIPTION: Few youth programs provide a greater beneﬁt to a Post
than involvement with a Scouting or JROTC unit. Both programs annually produce
individuals with an appreciation for patriotism, civic responsibility, and the
likelihood of future military service. As Boy and Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts,
Venture Scouts and JROTC cadets, these individuals are often a tremendous asset
to a Post by helping with Post projects such as placing ﬂags on graves on
Veterans Day and Memorial Day, helping with Post maintenance and ﬁx-up efforts,
helping distribute "Buddy”® Poppies, providing color guards and assisting with
VFW public events.
As young adults, participants in these programs are
much more likely than others of their age group to enter the military and,
ultimately, become eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
for Civil Air Patrol and Naval Sea Cadets
progress in the cadet program
achievement in community service and/or the cadet program
leadership in the cadet program
professionalism in appearance and actions (Ofﬁcer Award)
military bearing and conduct in and out of uniform (NCO Award)
in patriotic programs, drill team, color guard, etc.
potential and willingness to assume higher levels of responsibility
criteria for JROTC & SROTC awards:
attitude toward the ROTC program
JROTC, must be enrolled as a 10th - 12th grade JROTC student
SROTC, must be an undergraduate student enrolled in Military Science I through
maintain a "B” average in ROTC curriculum and a "C” average in all remaining
subjects with no failing grades in the previous semester
- Active in
at least one other student extracurricular activity (music, athletics,
the Year, the candidate must:
- Be the
recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scouts Gold Award, Venture Summit
Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
- Be a
registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea
Scout Ship at the time the above award was received.
demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community.
National Scout of the Year winners are ineligible. Applicants still in high
school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible
if otherwise qualiﬁed. A Scout may enter through only one VFW Post.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
· Youth Cadet Awards Programs
o Cadet awards may be initiated by the local VFW
Post or directly by the cadet’s unit. In either case, documentation should come
from the unit as follows:
§ Naval Sea Cadets: from the unit commanding
ofﬁcer in a letter with copy to NSCCHQ.
§ Civil Air Patrol Cadets: from the candidate’s
squadron by submitting a CAPF-120.
§ JROTC/SROTC Cadets: from the unit by submitting
a letter documenting the criteria.
· Scout of the Year Program
o The following documentation should be submitted
to your local VFW Post:
§ 3x5 photograph of the Scout - in correct,
complete uniform for their current rank.
§ High School Participation Record - a single
page, one sided resume of the candidate’s school activities indicating academic
achievement, ofﬁces held, honors received and signiﬁcant participation in other
§ Scouting Record - maximum of three pages, one
side only, listing of all Scouting participation beginning with Cub
Scouts/Brownies - years of participation, unit numbers and sponsors. Also include
when Eagle, Gold, or Quartermaster Award was received and Palms. Identify
leadership positions held at all levels, participation in Scouting activities
(jamborees, Order of the Arrow
conferences, etc.) and the candidates Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold
Award, Venture Summit or Sea Scout Quartermaster Project.
§ Community Service Record - a single page,
one-sided resume listing participation in community and religious service
organizations (excluding Scouting and school), noting leadership positions held and
any recognition received.
§ Letters of Recommendation - submit three
letters, no more than two pages in length from:
· A scout leader.
· A community member.
· A teacher/faculty member (If homeschooled, a
parent letter is allowed.)
· In addition, you may include one or two
additional letters, no more than two pages, from local community members who
have special knowledge of the candidate's abilities and accomplishments.
o Find the Entry Form at vfw.org/Scout.
DEADLINES:The following deadlines shall be adhered to:
1, 2021 – Scout entries to the Post
15, 2021 – Post winners submitted to District
1, 2021 – District winners submitted to Department Scouting Chairperson or
1, 2021 – Department entry to National
ALL-AMERICAN REQUIREMENTS: No requirement.
ALL-STATE REQUIREMENTS: No requirement.
1st place national scholarship
2nd place national scholarship
3rd place national scholarship
- 1stPlace - $500 and a certificate
- 2ndPlace - $300 and a certificate
- 3rdPlace - $200 and a certificate
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