2015 Eagle Scout of the Year Ethan Copple addresses members during the General Session at the 2015 American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, on Tuesday, September 1.
The American Legion's support for Boy Scouts of America began at the Legion’s first national convention in 1919.
Today, 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.
Boy Scouts learn some of life's more serious lessons while having fun. Boys learn about important values, such as helping yourself by helping others, and honoring the basic rights of others.
Boy Scouting's active learning experience include hiking, camping, and other outdoor expeditions; competitive individual and team sports activities; and community or religious service projects.
Many Boy Scouts first practice basic leadership, self-government, and citizenship skills during regular troop camp outs and meetings.
For more information visit:
www.legion.org/scouting or www.scouting.org.
To organize a Unit, visit:
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At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. With us, you'll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show you how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.
Girl Scouts are happy and confident, and they thrive on new adventures and experiences.
A Girl Scout knows she's having fun, but you'll know she's also gaining:
For more information visit www.girlscouts.org
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