Education Programs, Scouting, JROTC, and Youth Contest

The SAR Promotes Revolutionary War History And Patriotism

The Sons of the American Revolution was started by a group of men who, after the 1876 Centennial, thought it would be appropriate to document and record the stories of their Revolutionary War ancestors and the events in which they were involved. These efforts lead to the establishment of an organization with goals to foster Patriotism, perpetuate our American Heritage, and retain and expand historical records of the American Revolution.

In keeping with these objectives, the Sons of the American Revolution sponsors projects to bring about an awareness of the American Revolutionary spirit and a sense of patriotism to students in our educational system. The scholarship programs & contest shown below are intended to add interest in the American Revolution. The SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.

Read about all the National SAR Educational Programs - Click Here
See Georgia SAR Educational Programs - Click Here

The following SAR educational programs below are currently supported by the Mount Vernon Chapter. If chapter members would like to champion one of the other SAR contest, like the Elementary Poster contest or the Middle School Brochure contest, please use the Contact page.

Speakers Bureau   (Adults)   Refresh Page Contact Us
The Speakers Bureau program is available to fellow C.A.R., DAR & SAR Chapters, other genealogical or historical societies, Rotary, Kiwanis, or other community service groups that can utilize speakers. Our Mount Vernon speakers have interesting presentations that promote patriotic, educational and historical interests, that are related to key figures and events from the American Revolution or post war development of the United States.
One of the goals of the SAR is to educate others of the events of the American Revolution, the patriots that were dedicated to freedom, and the Constitutional Government that was established. There are many true stories on our Revolutionary War Calendar page. If you have a patriot story or a presentation you want to share, let our team know and we can discuss it with you.
Click on 'Speaker Form' link to see the topics available by speaker.
Use the 'Contact Us' link for your inquiry about scheduling a presentation.

Kevin Baker
Speaker Form

Tom Chrisman
Speaker Form

Shep Hammack

Chuck Olson
Speaker Form

Gene Ray
Speaker Form

David Wellons
Speaker Form
Member Form:   17_2_1_1 MtV Speaker Information Request.docx
Speaker Form:   Speakers Bureau Traveling Trunk 2023.pdf   (on State Website)

The Traveling Trunk Program   (Grade Schools)
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Show and Tell American Revolution History
One of the most enjoyable methods of communicating our American history with school children is via the "Traveling Trunk". This is a program where members of the SAR, dressed in authentic uniforms, present articles from the Revolutionary War & Colonial period to a group of grade school or middle school students. Presenters explain what the items are, how they were made and used, and why they are different from today's items. This program is one of the Sons of the American Revolution missions - Assisting schools and teachers to sustain and preserve our history.

Our Traveling Trunk Letter for Schools   (PDF)

Some of the Schools We Have Visited
  • Mount Bethel Elementary School
  • Atlanta Christian Academy
  • Cary Reynolds Elementary
  • Lake Forest Elementary  -  Photos
  • Holy Innocents Episcopal School  -  Photos
  • Cherokee Christian School  -  Photos
  • Macedonia Elementary

Contact Us About Scheduling the Traveling Trunk

View the "SAR Living History" video by the Joseph Habersham Chapter GASSAR, the Button Gwinnett Chapter GASSAR, and the William Day GSSDAR - View Here

The Mount Vernon Chapter's Scout Program

The Mount Vernon Chapter recognizes the achievements of our local Scouts with an Eagle Scout Certificate of Achievement offers scholarship money thru the SAR's - Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award program at the Georgia State Society level, and then the National Society level.

Details Here:  

The Mount Vernon Chapter's JROTC Program

The Mount Vernon Chapter has two awards programs for high school students who are enrolled in his or her schools Junior Reserve Officer Training Program. These awards foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.

Details Here:

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest   (High School Students)
Mount Vernon does not have a contestant at this time.

The Mount Vernon Chapter sponsors one (1) candidate for this oration program for high school students. Details are available with our Committee Chairman:

Contest Details Here:

Youth Contest
Mount Vernon does not have contestants at this time.
Elementary School Poster Contest
Read about this SAR Contest.
Sgt. Moses Adams Middle School Brochure Contest
Read about this SAR Contest.
George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest   (High School Students)
Read about this SAR Contest.
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Updated: 4/27/2023