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SAR holds Eagle Scout essay contest

The Westminster chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution announced the local competition for the SAR's Eagle Scout Essay Program in Carroll County, with a deadline of Dec. 31.

The SAR Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Award Program is 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 the Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the award. A Scout may apply more than one year if he meets the age requirements but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. Applicants will need to submit a completed application form, signed by the Scout and his parents, a four-generation ancestry chart, and an essay of no more than 500 words on an original patriotic theme. The local winner will receive a medal and certificate and be considered in the state level competition. The winner will represent the state in the national competition, which has awards of $10,000 for the winner, $6,000 for the runner up and $4,000 to the second runner up.

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Additional information, including the application and instructions, may be found online at sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards. Submissions may be made through the Westminster Chapter, mdssarwestminster@yahoo.com, or sent directly to the Maryland SAR Eagle Scout Chairman Jon Streett, at jonathan.streett@2wglobal.com.

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