Scouting



American Legion posts sponsor more than 2,500 Scouting units across the country. This is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to help build character and positive traits in our country’s youth. Few other post activities generate more goodwill from the community.

The Legion annually honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention. The winner of the competition receives a $10,000 scholarship, and the three runners-up are each awarded $2,500 scholarships.

Further information is available from department adjutants, or the Americanism and Children & Youth Division:

The American Legion
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

For more information:
scouting@legion.org


Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship


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. Further information is available from Department Adjutant, or the Americanism and Children & Youth Chairman.
Past winners of Scout of the Year.

Nominations for the Eagle Scout of the Year for 2015 are due to the Department by March 1st 2016.

More information about the Scout of the Year Scholarship can be found at the National American Legion Site here.


Square Knot Award

The Square Knot Award recognizes members of the American Legion family who are dedicated to and actively involved in furthering the Boy Scouts of America program. The recipient receives a certificate and a gold and purple square knot that may be worn on a Scout uniform. The national commander also presents a congratulatory letter.

Square Knot Award Brochure.

More information about the Square Knot Award can be found at the National American Legion Site here.