Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Gold or Silver Award recipients and and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank. Awards are as follows:
National Awards listed below
Department of Nevada winner will receive $500.00
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:
Applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified. A Scout may enter through only one VFW Post.
Deadline for entries:
March 1 — Entry to the Post.
April 1 — Submission to Department Scouting Team member from Post.
May 1 — Submission to national organization from Department Scouting Team member.
The following documentation should be submitted to a local VFW Post:
one side only, listing of all Scouting participation beginning with Cub Scouts/Brownies – years of participation, unit numbers and sponsors. Also include when Eagle, Gold, Silver or Quartermaster Award was received and Palms. Identify leadership positions held at all levels, participation in Scouting activities (jamborees, Order of the Arrow conferences, etc.) and the candidate’s Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold Award,
Venture Gold or Silver or Sea Scout Quartermaster Project.
The VFW`s partnership with the Boy Scouts of America includes the sponsoring of more than 1200 Scouting units with 40 members across the nation. each year a scout is recognized as The VFW "Scout of the Year”, and receives a $5000.00 scholarship
The VFW`s Safety program encourages VFW posts and Auxiliaries to conduct in home, auto, and bicycle safety, as well as programs dealing with drug awareness and substance abuse.