One of Scouting’s oldest supporters is the American Legion, America’s largest service organization for wartime veterans. That’s no big surprise since honor, patriotism, and cool-looking uniforms are important to both groups.
The Legion sponsors Scout units that serve more than 60,000 young people across the country. It also makes available a colorful certificate you can present to any Eagle Scout, whether he has a Legion connection or not.
To access the certificate, visit the Legion’s Scouting web page. You’ll need to create a free account and specify the number of certificates you expect to present, but you can then download a fillable PDF like the one shown above.
While you’re on the Legion’s website, be sure to check out the information on the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year program. (Note that nominees must have a Legion connection–either because they’re part of a Legion-chartered unit or because they’re the sons or grandsons of American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, or American Legion Auxiliary members.)
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