Contests and Awards
We participate in both the Eagle Scout and the Knight Essay
Contests. The Eagle Scout Contest is open to active Eagle
Scouts under age 19. While the Chapter and State Society
offer nominal prizes, the National Society offers an $8,000
first prize. See our Eagle Scout Brochure or contact our
Eagle Scout Committee Chair for more information. The Knight
Essay Contest also offers modest Chapter and State Society
awards. However, the National Society first prize is $2,000.
Please Click Here for contest rules and deadlines or contact
the Knight Essay Committee Chair.
ROTC and JROTC
The Chapter participates in ROTC and JROTC ceremonies at
local colleges and high schools and awards SAR medals and
certificates to deserving candidates that are selected by
their schools. If your school would like information on these
awards, please contact our ROTC/JROTC Committee Chair.
The National Society Children of the American Revolution
The Saratoga Battle Chapter co-sponsors two local C.A.R. chapters.
The Bemis Heights Society
is sponsored with the Saratoga
Mountain Chapters, NSDAR and the Schuyler Society is sponsored with the
General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, NSDAR.
Membership in the C.A.R. is open
to any boy or girl, under age 21, who lineally descends from an ancestor
who supported the cause for America's Independence. Children have the
opportunity to learn about America's colonial history and her fight for
freedom through interesting and educational programs and activities. By
doing this, they are taking what often seems to them as distant and boring
events into "fun stuff". The children are given an opportunity to learn
about and appreciate the heritage that is so important to us.
Young men under age 18 may join the Society.
There are two classes of membership; Youth Registrants and Junior
Members. Youth Registrants have their applications submitted to
the Society but, if accepted, the membership is escrowed until they
reach age 18 at which time they become eligible to join. No dues
are payable and they have no SAR benefits other than a pre-approved
application - see the Youth Registrant Brochure.
Junior Members do belong to the SAR and must also go through the
application process. These members must agree to become members of
the Children of the American Revolution (the C.A.R.). They pay SAR dues
but have no voting or other member benefits in the Society.
However, their C.A.R. dues are paid by the SAR. At age 18 their
membership is automatically switched to the SAR and the have full
SAR benefits. For more on either program, contact our