NSSAR Eagle Scout Program
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Worksheet - Click HERE
- •Do you have an interest
•Do you want to protect the symbols and ideas that have made
•Do you want to contribute to your local community and help
young people appreciate their American heritage?
•Do you want to honor your ancestors who fought and sacrificed
to establish freedom in America?
Membership in the SAR is open to all
boys and men who can
prove lineal descent from an ancestor who supported the War for
American Independence. If you think you qualify, or simply want
more information, please contact:
President Mike Aycock:
Registrar Bob Ervin:
In the SAR we prove the bloodline connection from the applicant
to the patriot. However, all dates and places of the five events
in a generation are reported. The five events are: Birth, Death
and Marriage of the line carrier and the Birth and Death of the
spouse. More detailed information on application procedures and
membership requirements can be found in brochures on the SAR
Many people think that in order to join the Sons
of the American Revolution you must be descended through the
male line from the soldier to the applicant. Not so. The
patriot may be your
mother's mother's mother's father's mother's father, or any
formula back and forth between male and female. Some of the
patriots who served the cause were, in fact, women. Not everyone
who served in the American Revolution were soldiers. Many were
too old to take up arms, and served instead by joining
Committees of Safety, holding public office, supplying arms or
food, serving as nurses and doctors, or serving otherwise in any
of a hundred different ways.
We are NOT a group of snobbish individuals sitting around
talking about their distinguished ancestors. For the most part
our Revolutionary War ancestors were simply hard working farmers
who took up arms to fight for our independence. The objects of
the society are patriotic, historical and educational, and we
seek to perpetuate the memory of our Revolutionary War ancestors
while preserving and furthering the ideals for which they
Some of the things we do are:
•Honor individuals for outstanding and unusual patriotic
achievement on a national, regional and local level.
•Honor persons for outstanding bravery and self sacrifice in the
face of imminent danger.
•Honor members of the United States Congress for outstanding
service to the nation.
•Honor outstanding high school students annually with the
presentation of a Good Citizenship Award.
•Honor outstanding Junior and Senior ROTC cadets annually with
the presentation of the ROTC Award.
•Honor Law Enforcement officials for outstanding service with a
Law Enforcement Award.
•Select an outstanding Eagle Scout annually at the branch, state
and national level. The national winner receives a college
•Honor an outstanding student for winning the Knight Essay
•Assist veterans in Veterans Hospitals.
•Conduct a national historical orations contest annually.
•Sponsor Boy Scout troops and chapters of the Children of the
•Place SAR Markers at the grave sites of Revolutionary War
Patriots and SAR Members.
•Commemorate Revolutionary War Patriots with appropriate
•Participate in new citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.
•Observe patriotic anniversaries.
•Cooperate with the
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
Children of the American Revolution and
other hereditary organizations in the promotion of patriotism.
Approved Applications from other Hereditary Societies:
The SAR will accept approved applications from the DAR, CAR,
Mayflower Society, Order of Cincinnati, Colonial Wars, Founders
& Patriots, War of 1812, Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company
and Colonial Dames. Additional material may need to be supplied
for final approval.