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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.

Scouting

 
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

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:
www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/New_Units.aspx

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Scouting Square Knot Award Brochure
Eagle Scout of the Year Nomination Form

 

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting encourages each boy to strive for his personal best, a lesson that will help him achieve success as he enters Boy Scouting - and throughout his adult life. Cub Scout activities encourage character development, physical coordination, family unity, and enthusiasm for learning.

Cub Scouting helps boys develop a sense of teamwork, achievement, self-confidence, and respect for others.  Learning to master new skills helps the Cub Scout realize his own abilities and discover that his can-do attitude is the first sign of success in any endeavor.  In fact, that's the Cub Scout motto: DO YOUR BEST

For more information visit www.legion.org/scouting or www.scouting.org

​To organize a Unit, visit:
www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/New_Units.aspx


 

Girl Scouts

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:
  • Important financial literacy skills (math, anyone?) as she participates in the largest girl-run business in the world—the Girl Scout Cookie Program
  • Healthy relationship skills that will help her navigate through her school years, especially as she moves into middle school and high school
  • Knowledge that will help her in science classes as she builds robots, conducts amazing experiments with her friends, or explores the natural world around her
  • Leadership skills that will make it easier for her to speak up in class and advocate for herself and others
Girls become more empowered as they move through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a set of activities and challenges designed to deliver specific benefits to girls at every age level.

​For more information visit www.girlscouts.org

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Girl Scout Council Finder
Girl Scout of the Year Scholarship

 
Department Programs Coordinator
Butch Miller
317-630-1391
FAX:  317-237-9891
bmiller@indlegion.org
programs@indlegion.org