The Mount Vernon Chapter
  A Georgia Society - Sons of the American Revolution

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SAR Education Program - Scouting Recognition & Awards

The SAR Supports Scouting
The Mount Vernon Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) supports the Boy Scouts of America through it's Eagle Scout program as well as having members who are qualified merit badge counselors for American Heritage, Citizenship in the Nation and Genealogy.

When a Scout has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the Chapter will recognize the Scout by presenting the Scout with a Certificate of Achievement. This Certificate can be presented to the Scout at the Court of Honor ceremony by a member of the Mount Vernon Chapter.

To request a Certificate of Achievement, contact the Mount Vernon Chapter Eagle Scout Committee Chairman. Please provide, the full name of the Scout, the unit number, the date of the Eagle Court of Honor and the name and contact information for the Scoutmaster or Troop Advancement Coordinator. Contact information for the Chapter Chairman is at the bottom of the page.

In addition to this, the SAR invites all Eagle Scouts (under 19 years of age) to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award program. Scouts enter this contest at the local SAR Chapter level through the Mount Vernon Chapter. If they are recognized as the overall winner, they advance to the Georgia Society SAR contest level. If they are the overall winner at State, they are eligible to enter the National SAR Eagle Scout Award contest.

Scout Recognition is done in the spring semester.
The King Scout Award program below has a submission deadline in early December.

Eagle Scout

Certificate of Recognition
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Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award

About the Contest
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts (under 19 years of age) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, Scouts may eventually advance to the state or national levels, eventually held in June during the annual SAR Congress, and awarded up to $10,000 but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.

The competition is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state-level society, and national phases. The competition is usually entered at the chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the society level.

The Mount Vernon Chapter serves the Dunwoody, North Atlanta and Sandy Springs communities. On the north and west, our boundary is the Chattahoochee River; on the South it is West Paces Ferry Road; to the East it is the DeKalb County line until it reaches the Dunwoody City limits at which point it extends East to follow the Dunwoody City limits.

All applications for the Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest submitted to the Mount Vernon Chapter will be reviewed and scored by a committee of 3 to 5 members, appointed by the President based on the scoring scale established by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Committee. Each member of the committee will evaluate and score each application and the scores will be averaged. The Scout receiving the highest average score will be declared the winner of the competition and the scout receiving the second highest average score, will be the runner-up.

To be eligible for a cash award, an application must be submitted on or before the deadline set by the Chapter and the application must receive a minimum score of 80 points. If no application receives an average score of 80 or greater, no cash award will be made but the Scout will receive the Eagle Scout medal, a certificate and the Eagle Scout Competition Patch.

The Scout receiving the highest average score, which is 80 or above, shall receive a cash prize of $100.00, the Eagle Scout medal, certificate and the SAR Eagle Scout Competition Patch. The second place Scout will receive a cash award of $50.00, plus a certificate.

The application submitted by the winner of the Mount Vernon Chapter competition will be submitted to the State Society Eagle Scout Committee as the entry from the Chapter.

The Chairman of the Chapter Eagle Scout Committee can answer any questions, provide you with additional information and assist you in completing the forms. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.

The Eagle Scout Contest Application Consists of Three Parts:
  1. Eagle Scout Scholarship Application Form
    Youth Awards Applicant Form.doc   (Download)

  2. Four Generation Ancestor Chart
    Four-Generation Ancestor Chart.pdf

  3. 500 Word Patriotic Themed Essay (20 pts)
         Essay Details
  1. Please include original themed essay on separate pages and attach with the completed form.
  2. The applicant should list the total number of words at the bottom of the page.
  3. Please note that the words "a" and "the" do not count towards the 500-word maximum.
  4. Please put the applicant's name at the top of each supplemental page.
  5. A bibliography is required, but not included in the final word count.
  6. The applicant must show references for any quotations used and historical facts cited.
  7. A description of sample essay topics, which must be related to the Revolutionary War period, is found on the Four - Generation Ancestry Chart.

NSSAR Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program: (Documentation)
  • Administrative Guide (PDF)
  • Application Form (PDF)
  • Candidate Selection Score Sheet (PDF)
  • 4-Generation Chart & Topics for Patriotic Themes (PDF)


    Mount Vernon Chapter Winners 1st Place 2nd Place
    Scholarship Awards and Certificate $100 * $50
  • The deadline for submitting entries to the Mount Vernon SAR Chapter entries is December 9th.
  • * The Mount Vernon Chapter winner is presented a certificate and a medal and the Scout's entry is automatically submitted to the State Society.
  • A minimum of score of 80 on the Eagle Scout Candidate Selection Score Sheet is required to qualify for the cash prizes. (See Documentation link above to 'Candidate Selection Score Sheet')

  • Georgia State SAR Winners 1st Place 2nd Place
    Scholarship Awards and Certificate $600 $400
  • The Georgia Society submission deadline for applications is December 31st.
  • Award and Eagle Scout trophy to the State Society winner.
  • Source:

  • National Winners 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
    Scholarship Awards and Certificate $10,000 * $6,000 $4,000
  • * No more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.
  • The submission deadline for State applications is February 15th.
  • Source:

  • Contact Information:

    Mount Vernon Chapter Eagle Scout Contest Chairman
    Chuck Olson | 770 394-5897 | Email

    Georgia Society SAR Eagle Scout Contest Chairman
    Bill Coffeen | 770 419-2549 | Email

  • Document Source by Chuck Olsen 4/11/2018 email: "Our Mt Vernon Eagle Scout Webpage" - Revised 4/16/2018 ~ v 2.1
  • Mount Vernon cash awards; Program documentation - Added 2/21/2019
  • Eagle Scout Contest: 'About the Contest' Revision by Chuck Olsen 4/26/2019 - "Mt Vernon Eagle Scout Competition Rules.docx" ~ v.3.0

  • Chuck Olson