Saramana SAR Chapter                   Sons of the American Revolution

Eagle Scout

SAR Eagle Scout

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

This Scholarship 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 application year is the actual calendar year. The deadline for Saramana SAR Chapter entries is December 1st  and the Chapter must notify the Florida SAR Society of the Chapter Winner by December 31st. Feel free to turn in your application “early” in order to qualify to be the National Winner! (See Below)

The Saramana SAR Chapter awards a scholarship of $1,000 for the Chapter Winner. Please be aware that contestants must be present at the Award Luncheon listed for the Eagle Scout Contest at Events During Lunches in order to receive any Scholarship or Medal Awards.

First Place (State)           $1,000.00 *
First Place (National)     $8,000.00

If you are the winner of our local competition, your application will automatically be forwarded to the State level.  *You can receive additional amounts of up to $300.00 from the FLSSAR Ladies Auxiliary, a Runner-up award of $500.00 and a 2nd Runner-up award of $250.00.

Please include your 500 word Patriotic Theme Essay with the Application and Ancestor Chart.

The Required Forms downloads are as follows:
Eagle Scout Application
Eagle Scout Ancestor

Entrants need to complete only one application, which is the one for the Chapter competition.  The Eagle Scout Local winner will be asked to read his Essay at the Chapter Awards Luncheon in January. Your lunch, and the lunch of one guest (parent or Scout Master), will be paid for by the local Chapter at this special event.  Other guests are always welcome to make reservations and attend. The Eagle Scout Medal may be presented to the winner of the Scholarship Program at the local level during the Chapter Awards Luncheon.

The Eagle Scout Patch is available to each Eagle Scout who completes the Scholarship requirements.

Please mail your application forms to:

For Sarasota County
Blair A. McVety
Saramana Eagle Scout Co-Chairman for Sarasota County
1181 Cheshire Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33953-2220

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. McVety Cell Phone # (941) 380-6813 or, E-mail  Blair A. McVety (Click on his name).

For Manatee County
Judge Gilbert A. Smith, Jr.
Saramana Eagle Scout Co-Chairman for Manatee County
7703 DeSoto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209-9789

Should you have any questions, please contact Judge Smith Phone # (941) 795-6074  or, E-mail Judge Gilbert A. Smith, Jr.  (Click on his name).

The Saramana SAR Chapter would be honored to receive Eagle Scout Recognition Requests to recognize any person that achieves the rank of Eagle Scout in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice. Upon receipt of this request, Saramana will complete a recognition certificate.  The Saramana Chapter would prefer to present The Eagle Scout Certificate at the Court of Honor, along with the SAR Eagle Scout Pamphlet that describes the SAR Scholarship Contest.

The Eagle Scout Scholarship Application and additional details can also be found by going to the National Society Sons of the American Revolution web site.  Click on NSSAR.

To see the previous National Society Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship winners, Click on contest awardees.

The Saramana Chapter will ask each Scholarship/Contest Participant to complete and sign, or if under 18, to have a responsible party sign, our Photograph – Video – Document Release Form. Our Goal is to increase the community’s awareness of the Scholarship Contests we hold and help to raise funds to increase the amounts of the Scholarships we can provide in the future to students in the community. The form will require the latest “FREE” version of Adobe Reader.

The form is available to you by clicking on: Photograph–Video–Document Release Form.

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