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Up to $14,700 in scholarships
Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award

The American Legion's support for Boy Scouts of America began at the Legion’s first national convention in 1919.

Today, Legion posts sponsor more than 2,500 Scouting units across the country. 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.

How to participate

Who Can Participate?

Boy Scouts

The Department of Indiana Eagle Scout of the Year receives a $1,000 scholarship and is nominated for the National Eagle Scout of the Year which is annually honored at the national convention. The winner of the national competition receives a $10,000 scholarship, and the three runners-up are each awarded $2,500 scholarships.


Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

Each year, the Department of Indiana awards one Girl Scout of the Year with a $1,000 scholarship.

Contact Wendy McGinness at or call 317-630-1301.

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