Scout of the Year Program—Due 3-1-22
WHAT IS THE SCOUT OF THE YEAR PROGRAM?
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recognizes
individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture
Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above
their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:
• Be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout
Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout
• Be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop,
Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship at the time the above reward was received.
• Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school,
Scouting and community.
Prior National Scout of the Year winners are ineligible. There is no minimum age requirement for applicants as long as all other eligibility criteria has been met. The
maximum age requirement for applicants is 18 years old. If an applicant reaches their 18th birthday during the nomination year, they remain eligible as long as they are still in high school at the time of the submission deadline. A Scout may enter through only one VFW Post. A local Post can be identified by zip code at www.vfw.org/Findapost.