Youth and Educational Outreach Programs

The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic organization that focuses on the American Revolution.  As a part of our educational outreach, the SAR conducts several programs across the country.  Some of our most active programs are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators.  Below you will find a list of the programs that the SAR runs, and a brief description of each.  Click on the programs title to learn more about that particular program.

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
This contest is directed at students in the 4th or 5th grades, depending on which grade year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system.  The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest will stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum

The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest
This contest is directed at students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home schooled students. This completion was begun to aid studies at the school grades following elementary school and before the sophomore grade in high school.  A sample SAR Brochure may be seen here.

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America. Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The contest is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History.  Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year.

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program
The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier”, exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.  This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.  Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner – $10,000.00; Runner-up – $6,000.00; 2nd runner-up – $4,000.00.

Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award
The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 – 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.

The SAR also offers membership for those under 18 years of age:

Junior Membership
A Junior member is defined as a male under the age of eighteen (18) who files the appropriate lineage and is required to pay annual dues.