AMVETS is a chartered partner with the BSA and has a seat on the National BSA Community Relations Committee. Scouting offers a time-tested set of activities that have produced fine citizens, many of them veterans, dedicated family members, and strong community leaders for more than 100 years. AMVETS is proud to partner with the largest youth movement in the free world. Forty of our posts serve as chartered partners of packs, troops and crews, where more than 1,300 young people benefit from this outstanding educational program-thanks to the efforts of some 485 volunteer leaders.
Scouting partnerships have the potential to help AMVETS accomplish one of its major membership objectives of reaching out to members of the National Guard and Reserves. Currently, only 24 percent of our membership is between the ages of 18 and 54. Guard and Reserve members typically have younger families and are looking to affiliate not only with organizations they have a personal interest in, but also with those that are “family friendly.” Organizations that provide opportunities for “quality” time with their families.
Chartering a Scout unit can create opportunities for your post members to set patriotic examples for young Scouts and become even more active in your post by serving as Scout leaders. Scouts, their parents and their leaders can also be a major source of manpower in accomplishing community service projects.
Eagle Scout Certificates – Download PDF – You may request certificates, signed by the national commander, to recognize Eagle Scouts for their significant achievement. Simply download the required request form (PDF) and forward it to the National Programs Department. Scout leaders may also request these certificates directly from the National Programs Department. Call the National Programs Department if your post would like to learn more about chartering a Scout unit.
BSA Tool Kit – Download PDF – AMVETS / BSA YOUTH OUTREACH AWARD – Included in BSA Tool Kit The award is designed to recognize AMVETS members who are actively engaged in the Scouting program in their local communities. Any AMVETS member who is a registered Scouter may apply, not only those affiliated with an AMVETS chartered Scout unit. The award is not meant to be a selective or limited award, but one that is available to any AMVETS member who fulfills the requirements for the award. Those requirements include training, demonstrated dedication and the work required to expand the Scouting program within AMVETS. The award may be presented at a Post, Department or National level. For more information, Requirements & Application.
AMVETS/Scouting Brochure No. 03-180 – Download PDF – Tool to be used in organizing a Scout Unit that may be requested from the National Programs Department.
BSA National Membership Resources – http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership.aspx