Scouting

Nominate an Eagle Scout here. Application available November 1, 2020.

American Legion, Department of Michigan Scouting program sponsors over 65 troops, packs, and crews in our American Legion posts.

The American Legion’s support for Boy Scouts of America began at the Legion’s first national convention in 1919.

This is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to help build character and positive traits in our country’s youth. Few other post activities generate more goodwill from the community.

The American Legion, Department of Michigan honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the department convention.  The winner of the competition receives a $1,000 scholarship and is advanced to the national competition.

The American Legion annually honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention. The winner of the competition receives a $10,000 scholarship, and the three runners-up are each awarded $2,500 scholarships.

Awards for Legion family members

The American Legion Square Knot award is given to American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion members who volunteer for their post scouting program. More information and application can be found at https://www.legion.org/scouting/award

To learn more about our scouting program, please email: legion@michiganlegion.org

American Legion Square Knot Award

This award is designed to recognize American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion members who are actively involved in the Scouting program. This award is not meant to be a selective or limited award, but one that is available to any American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion member who completes the requirements for the award. The award is meant to recognize dedication and work required by an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion member to assist in furthering the Scouting program in The American Legion.

Requirements are as follows: You must submit appropriate documentation (membership card, photocopies of course completion certificates, a narrative of accomplishments, etc.) in order to fully document the attainment of the requirements as outlined in sections A, B, C, and D of the checklist link below. Any application that is missing a requirement will be returned to the sender for correction and re-submission.

Documentation may be sent any time, awards are given upon approval of the documentation submitted.

Click here for the Square Knot documentation requirements.