Eagle Scout essay contest now accepting applications

The Attakapas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is now accepting applications for its annual Eagle Scout Essay Competition. The deadline for submitting an entry for this competition is Dec. 31.

The S.A.R. Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship program is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently active and registered in a Boy Scout unit in the Evangeline Area Council and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year of Jan. 1-Dec. 31.) The application consists of two pages of personal information, plus a four-generation ancestry chart and a 500-word Revolutionary War essay on a patriotic theme.

The winner of the S.A.R. local chapter competition receives a medal and a $100 cash prize, and is automatically entered in the S.A.R. competition. The winner of the state competition receives a $500 U.S. savings bond and a trophy, and is automatically entered in the National Society’s Eagle Scout Competition and vies for $14,000 in college scholarships.

Complete instructions for entering the competition may be found at the S.A.R website:

www.sar.org/Youth/Eagle Scout

or by calling Bob Hess at (337) 233-0862 for more information.

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