Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Scholarship - VFW Scout of the Year

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship

Submit entry to local VFW Post: March 1
Posts submit local winner to VFW Department: April 1
Department nominees to VFW National: May 1

The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship program provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award or a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

  • Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship;
  • Has received the Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award;
  • Has demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community;
  • Has reached his/her 15th birthday and is enrolled in high school at the time of selection; and
  • Has submitted his/her completed entry by March 1, to a VFW Post in his/her community.
    Click here to find a VFW post in your area.

    Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified. A scout only can enter through ONE VFW Post.

    To enter, download and complete the VFW Scouting Scholarship form and submit to a local VFW post by March 1.