Youth Programs

The South Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution sponsors a number of programs that educate and reward the youth of our state.

SCSSAR Youth Program Brochure.

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

Contest is open to fourth or fifth graders, whichever year the American Revolution is taught. The theme for the poster is usually announced in May of each year.

Information & guidelines can be found here.


Knight Essay Contest

Contest is open to all second through fourth year high school students in public & private schools. Each contestant prepares a written essay on an event, person, ideal, or philosophy associated with the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the U.S. Constitution. Guidelines can be found here.

Knight Essay Committee Chairman: Glenn Ohanesian

P.O. Box 2433 Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2433


George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest


Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

Contest is open to all second through fourth year high school students in public & private schools. Each contestant presents a speech, with a written manuscript, on an event, personality, or document pertaining to the Revolution showing a relationship to America today.

Chairman: Rick Corbett


Rumbaugh Historical Oration 2016 Contest

National Rules

National Procedures

Entry Forms

Judging Sheet



This program fosters the principle of the “citizen-soldier” exemplified by the Minutemen of the Revolution. The medal presented to a cadet or midshipman
has been approved by each branch of the US Military.
The choice of the recipient of this medal is made by the instructor 
of each respective unit.

Information can be found at the following website: ROTC/JROTC

ROTC & JROTC Committee Chairman: Norman Pigeon


ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program


Eagle Scout Contest

This scholarship contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and who have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. There is no restriction on when the Eagle was awarded.
The application consists of  a two page form, a four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500 word essay.

Eagle Scout Committee Chairman: Randy L. Potts

153 Berwick Drive, Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: (843) 446-1026


2016 SCSSAR – Eagle Contest Program Brochure

2016 SCSSAR – Eagle Scout Application

2016 SCSSAR – Eagle Scout Ancestor



SC Society SAR Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any high school senior in an accredited public 
or private school in South Carolina.
The winner is chosen on the basis of academic achievement and their demonstration of the characteristics which best reflect the principles and beliefs of the SAR. 

South Carolina SAR Scholarship Chairman: Redding I. Corbett, III


SCSSAR Scholarship 2016 Official Rules

SCSSAR Scholarship 2016 Application Form

SCSSAR Scholarship 2016 Recommendation Form

SCSSAR Scholarship 2016 Personal Statement Form


Benjamin Franklin Reading Program

This program seeks to encourage students of all grades to read about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers.   Students receive a certificate for reading five  books about the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers, or other aspects of American Foundation History.  A parent, guardian or teacher certifies that the student has read these books and returns the statement to the local chapter. 

There is no deadline for participation.

Contact the SCSSAR



Colonial Ball

The debutante presentation fee is now $900.00. $50.00 Application Fee and $850.00 debutante presentation fee (total $900.00).

(In the photo below) The South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution’s 18th Colonial Ball with debutante presentation took place the evening of Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Charleston Place Hotel  in Charleston, South Carolina.


Combined Debutantes Presentation for 2009


2009 Colonial Ball Dance Debutants