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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.


State Societies' Education Outreach activities listing

This is a list of the various state Outreach Activities.


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 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 Award

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 awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up - $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $2,000.00.


Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

The National Society SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the National Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest.  The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.


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.