Eagle Scout Information

Special Eagle Scout Recognitions


US Army Youth Certificates of Recognition
Scout leaders and parents may nominate their scouts for this award (shown at the right) by completing an on-line application or by contacting their nearest U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion.

The following information is needed:

  • Scout's name
  • Date and time of ceremony
  • Name, phone number and E-mail address of the person making the request, and
  • Where the Certificate should be mailed (Name and full address)
  • If you would like a Recruiter to attend and present the certificate at the Ceremony, you may make that request, but they cannot promise that they will be able to comply.
Army Youth Certificate of Recognition
U. S Flags - Flown over the Pentagon or the Capitol
Pentagon U.S. Capitol

GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING AN AMERICAN FLAG(s)
FLOWN OVER THE PENTAGON

  1. The requestor must provide the flag. All requests must be submitted 15 business days in advance, or the least must be 5 business days from date of receipt (if you are mailing the flag(s) please add on an additional week).
  2. Each returned flag will be accompanied by a certificate verifying the date upon which the flag was flown along with the person's name and the occasion for which the flag was flown (the certificate only has 3 lines which holds 32 characters including spaces).
  3. The requestor (without Pentagon access) must provide within the package return postage from the post office or another requestor pre-paid shipping method (i.e. FedEx or UPS Air Bill with an account number, must also provide return packaging or postage stamps) for the flag and certificate to be returned. (The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) cannot accept cash, money orders or checks for the return postage. PFPA is not responsible for providing return postage.)
  4. The requestor will be notified immediately to arrange for shipping if return postage or another paid shipping method is not received with the flag so that the flag and certificate can be returned. If additional postage is due, you will be notified upon delivery. (Due to limited space flag(s) cannot be held for more than 30 days from date of receipt.)
  5. A typed or printed letter of request must accompany the flag and contain the following information:
    • The name of the person the flag is been flown for
    • The occasion the flag will be flown for, if any (e.g. retirements, anniversary, birthday, etc.)
    • The specific date the flag is requested to be flown on. If no date is specified, the flag will be flown 15 business days after receipt of the flag.
    • The point of contact’s name, address, and their telephone number (commercial and/or DSN) and email address.
  6. Requestors with Pentagon access dropping off or picking up a flag may go directly to 5B890 between 0900-1230 and 1400-1600 Monday-Friday (excluding Federal Holidays) (703) 692-7842

Submit the written request to:

Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Program Integration Directorate, Room 5B890
9000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-9000

You can purchase a US flag that has flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., by ordering it from your US Representative or Senator. In fact, this is the only way to purchase one of these flags.

Certificate of authenticity. You may request that your flag be flown on a certain date such as a birthday or anniversary. A certificate showing it was flown over the Capitol accompanies each flag. If you mention in your letter or on your request form that this flag is for any specific occasion, that information will be included on the certificate. If you are requesting a specific date, please make your request at least 4 weeks prior to that date.

Fabric and size of flags. All flags are made in the United States. The cotton flags come in two sizes: 3’x5’ or 5’x8’. The nylon flags come in the same size as the cotton and one additional size: 4’x6’.

Prices. According to a survey we recently conducted, the specific prices vary from office to office. The prices include only the costs of the flag itself, the certificate, and shipping and handling. The payment must be a check or money order made payable to the fund designated by the specific Congressional office.

Order information. Most web sites of Representatives and Senators have a page devoted to the process for ordering flags from their offices. Check for a link to "Constituent Services" or "Services" for the ordering information for that office. If you find that the web site does not tell how to order a flag, please call the State or field office of the member of Congress for the information.

U.S. Postal Service Certificates of Recognition
The United States Postal Service has a newly designed recognition certificate for presentation to new Eagle Scouts. The certificate shows the USPS logo and the (old) BSA logo. What makes this certificate special is a reproduction of the $.03 Boy Scouts of America commemorative stamp issued in 1950. To obtain a certificate, send your request, listing the name of the new Eagle Scout, to:

Mr. Patrick R. Donahoe
Postmaster General/CEO
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260-0010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife  Service Certificates of Recognition
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has  recognition certificates for presentation to new Eagle Scouts, And Venturing Silver, Ranger, and Sea Scout Quartermaster Award recipients.

The certificates are pdf files that can be filled out on line, and locally printed.

Click here for access to the files.
Suffolk County Jewish Committee on Scouting
The Suffolk County Jewish Committee on Scouting has an Internet certificate that will be sent in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat) to ANY Scout/Scouter who requests it regardless of religion.

Send the request to SCJCOS@AOL.COM

PLEASE DO NOT USE ATTACHMENTS. THEY WILL NOT BE OPENED

Please provide the following information for the Eagle Scout Internet Certificate.

Eagle Scouts Full Name: (Middle Initial only - NO NICK NAMES.)
Eagle Scouts Troop Number:
Location of Troop: (actual street address for map)
*Date of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor:
*Date scout was approved for Eagle: (EX. January 1, 2005)
Scouts age:
Does the scout have his religious award?
Which one(s)?
Which Religion?
Did the scout earn his Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout?
Does the scout have the James E. West Fellowship?
(Please contact your local council for application)
A short description of his Eagle Project:
Some additional information about the Eagle Scout That could be used in a letter to go with the certificate.

* Approval date is used for the certificate: Month, Day Year

Sons of the American Revolution

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

The Sons of the American Revolution has an annual Eagle Scout Essay Contest, where college scholarships are awarded. Top prize is an $8,000.00 college scholarship.  This is separate from the scholarship program administered by the BSA.

The program is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up - $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $2,000.00. You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.

For details, see: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Eagle_Scout

For a list of addresses of public officials and other individuals that may send letters of congratulations, Click Here.


Page updated on: August 13, 2011



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