Scouting

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.

Nominate a Eagle Scout here. https://www.legion.org/sites/legion.org/files/legion/publications/Eagle-Scout-Nomination-Form.pdf

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