Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Each year, the VFW National organization selects three young people who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank, and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. The VFW Scout of the Year three top scouts win each a scholarship with an amount dependent on final place in the competition.
VFW Post 1760 will select one winner from the entries received. Post 1760 will then submit their local winner to the Arizona VFW State Department by April 1. From there, the Arizona Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging. Awards are as follows:
For more information go to VFW Scout of the Year.