The Mount Vernon Chapter Scout Program

Eagle Scout Certificate of Achievement

The Mount Vernon Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) supports the Boy Scouts of America through it’s Eagle Scout program as well as having members who are qualified merit badge counselors for American Heritage, Citizenship in the Nation and Genealogy.

When a Scout has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the Chapter will recognize the Scout by presenting the Scout with a Certificate of Achievement. This Certificate can be presented to the Scout at the Court of Honor ceremony by a member of the Mount Vernon Chapter.

To request a Certificate of Achievement, contact the Mount Vernon Chapter Eagle Scout Committee Chairman. Please provide, the full name of the Scout, the unit number, the date of the Eagle Court of Honor and the name and contact information for the Scoutmaster or Troop Advancement Coordinator. Contact information for the Chapter Chairman is at the bottom of the page.

Chapter Boundaries
The Mount Vernon Chapter serves the Dunwoody, North Atlanta and Sandy Springs communities. On the north and west, our boundary is the Chattahoochee River; on the South it is West Paces Ferry Road; to the East it is the DeKalb County line until it reaches the Dunwoody City limits at which point it extends East to follow the Dunwoody City limits.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award

In addition to the Eagle Scout Certificate of Achievement, the SAR invites all Eagle Scouts to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award program. Scouts enter this contest at the local SAR Chapter level through the Mount Vernon Chapter though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the society level. If they are recognized as the overall Chapter winner, they advance to the Georgia Society SAR contest level with a top prize of $550. If they are the overall winner at State, they are entered into the National SAR Eagle Scout Award contest with a top prize of $10,000!

The Mount Vernon Chapter invites all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application, to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. The application year is the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Scouts may apply more than one year if he meets the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. The competition is usually entered at the chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the society level.

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The Award Process
The competition is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state-level society, and national phases. Contest need complete only one application for the SAR chapter-level competition and the application submitted by the winner of the Chapter competition is automatically entered in the State SAR competition. Scouts may not enter at the National level.

All applications for the Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest submitted to the Mount Vernon Chapter will be reviewed and scored by a committee of 3 – 5 members, appointed by the Chapter President based on the scoring scale established by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Committee. Each member of the committee will evaluate and score each application and the scores will be averaged. The Scout receiving the highest average score will be declared the winner of the competition and the scout receiving the second highest average score, will be the runner-up.

  • To be eligible for a cash award, an application must be submitted on or before the deadline set by the Chapter and the application must receive an average minimum score of 80 points. (See Cash Awards chart below)
  • If no application receives an average score of 80 or greater, the Scout with the highest average score will receive the Eagle Scout medal, a certificate, the Eagle Scout Competition Patch and, at the discretion of the judging committee, a prize not to exceed $50.00 in value.
The Chairman of the Chapter Eagle Scout Committee can answer any questions, provide you with additional information and assist you in completing the forms. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.

The Eagle Scout Contest Consists of Three Parts
A complete set of rules, along with the application can be found on the Eagle Scout Application Form.
Contestants need to complete all three parts of the contest to meet qualifications for cash prizes.

  1. Eagle Scout Scholarship Application Form and Rules | Download Applicant Form.doc

  2. Four Generation Ancestor Chart | Download Chart.pdf

  3. 500 Word Patriotic Themed Essay (20 pts) | See Example Essay
    • Please include original themed essay on separate pages and attach with the completed form.
    • The applicant should list the total number of words at the bottom of the page.
    • Please note that the words "a" and "the" do not count towards the 500-word maximum.
    • Please put the applicant's name at the top of each supplemental page.
    • A bibliography is required, but not included in the final word count.
    • The applicant must show references for any quotations used and historical facts cited.
    • A description of sample essay topics, which must be related to the Revolutionary War period, is found on the Four - Generation Ancestry Chart.

Eagle Scout Scholarship Cash Awards

Mount Vernon Chapter Winner 1st Place 2nd Place
Scholarship Awards and Certificate $100 * $50 *
  • * See cash award eligibility stipulations above in red.
  • The current submission deadline for the Mount Vernon Chapter entries is December 9th. Early applications are welcome.
  • The Mount Vernon Chapter winner is presented a check, a certificate and a medal. The Scout’s entry is automatically submitted to the GA State Society.
Georgia State SAR Awards 1st Place 2nd Place
Scholarship Awards and Certificate $550 $400
  • The Georgia Society submission deadline for applications is December 31st
  • A check, the Award Certificate and the Eagle Scout trophy is awarded to the State Society winner.
  • Source:
  • Source: - Hornets Nest Newsletter see pg 66

National Winner 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Scholarship Awards and Certificate $10,000 * $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $1,000
  • * No more than a total amount of $10,000 may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.
  • The submission deadline for State applications is February 15th.
  • Nationally, winning contestants 6th thru 10th receive $500 each, 11th thru 15th receive $200 each.
    (Per GA Scouting Chairman Bill Coffeen in the Oct-Dec GA Hornets Nest Newsletter.)
  • Source:
  • Source: - Hornets Nest Newsletter see pg 66

Contact Information:

Mount Vernon Chapter Scouting Chairman
Chuck Olson | 770 394-5897 | eMail

Georgia Society SAR Scouting Chairman
Bill Coffeen | 770 419-2549 | eMail

Document Source: Chuck Olson - Last Update 2/10/22

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