Scout of the Year
Some of our earliest ties to the
community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting
than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In
fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when
VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country with the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.
Below is the Department of Illinois Girl Scout of the Year Erin McBriarty along with Commander Don Boyer and Programs Committee Member Robert McLeod
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends