Department of Florida

Scouting

Since its earliest days the Boy Scouts of America has cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been recognized since its establishment. Boy Scouts have been an integral part of our country ever since.

At the American Legion’s first National Convention in 1919, the American Legion gave approval and support to the Boy Scout movement. Posts began to sponsor Boy Scout units following the convention, but organized guidance and cooperation did not take place until 1922 when the Boy Scout program was included in the activities of the Americanism Commission.

American Legion chartering of Boy Scout units has steadily increased over the years. On average, Legion Posts have either chartered or sponsored approximately 2,500 scouting units (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships) nationwide on an annual basis, totaling over 79,000 BSA registered members. This is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to help build character and positive traits in our country’s youth. Few other post activities generate more goodwill from the community.

The American Legion Department of Florida, with continued cooperation of its American Legion Posts, expects to sustain its existing BSA charters and steadily increase new BSA chartered units annually. During an average year Florida’s program will reach 2,500 young scouts and will spend approximately $65,000 through its chartering of units and sponsorship of BSA programs.

Most American Legion Post homes can accommodate BSA units with a safe, alcohol-free and smoke-free meeting location on a regular basis. They may otherwise assist BSA units in finding a suitable area to meet as well as locations for fund raisers and other community activities.

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Location & Dates

Awards/Scholarships

Registration

Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation
8501 SE Boy Scout Rd
Jupiter, FL 33469

Event Dates: February 26th – 28th, 2016

Deadlines (Registration will not be accepted after February 15, 2015)

EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

The American Legion, Department of Florida offers scholarships for:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $1,000
4th Place – $500

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