Scout of the Year
The 2012 VFW Scout of the Year Winners...
Robert Rasmussen, Minnesota is the winner of the
$5,000 scholarship for being selected as the VFW’s National First Place “Scout
of the Year.” Robert was sponsored by
the Department of Minnesota and Charles McLaughlinVFW Post 906.
Maren Smith, Georgia is the winner of the $3,000
scholarship for being selected as the Second Place VFW’s National “Scout of the
Year.” Maren was sponsored by the Department
of Georgia and General Raymond G. Davis VFW Post 12002.
Ryan Pugh, California is the winner of the
$1,000 scholarship for being selected as the Third Place VFW’s National “Scout
of the Year.” Ryan was sponsored by the Department
of California and Anaheim VFW Post 3173.
YOU TOO CAN WIN!
WHO CAN ENTER:
- Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
- Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community.
- Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.
Scouts should submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1.
Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only.
HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:
Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.