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Some more details on the Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program.  To qualify the applicant must be an active Eagle Scout and he must not reach his 19th birthday before January 1, 2005.

He must complete a 2 page application (all forms are available on the National SAR Website).  There are 10 sections to the application and each are graded.

I.     Leadership Responsibilities, positions held and length of time served. (10 points max.)

II.    Total number of Merit Badges Earned.  Points for additional badges over the 21 reqd. Merit Badges for
        American Heritage, Genealogy and Law receive special consideration.  (Max. points 12)

III.    Scouting Activities such as Long term camping, Jamboree, Philmont, Venturing etc. (10 points)

IV.    Hobbies and Special Interest.  (No points given but show the breadth of your interests and talents.)

V.    Community Activities, Leadership and Recognition (only community, no Religious, School or Scout
        items covered under other headings.) (10 points)

VI.    Religious Activities, Leadership and Recognitions. (10 Points)

VII.    Scholastic, School and Extracurricular Activities, Leadership and Recognitions. (10 points)

VIII.  Other Awards or Recognitions not covered in previous categories. (8 points)

IX.    Four Generation Ancestor Chart. (Separate Form)   If adopted and birth parents unknown, use
        adopted family lineage. (10 points.)

X.    Orginal Theme, maximum 500 words.  Submit on separate pages.  Should be typed, show number
        of words at bottom of page. (Do not count "a" and "the" as words.)  Bibliography required but not
        included in word count.  Show references for quotations used and historical facts cited.
        Topic must be related to the Revolutionary War Period. (20 points)


Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Military or naval service, Battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774, service from April 19, 1775 to November 26, 1783, inclusive. Civil Service under the Colonies during the same period of time, including members of committees made necessary by the war, such as Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, Committee to care for soldiers' families, including committees from six months before the Battle of Point Pleasant which furthered the cause of the Colonies.

Any pledge to support the cause of the Colonies, such as signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support, the Oath of Allegiance, Articles of Association or the Association Test.

Members of the Continental Congresses.

Signers of Mecklenburg Declaration, 1775; Albemarie, Virginia Declaration, and similar declarations.

Defenders of forts and frontiers; Rangers.

And many more possible themes.

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