The American Legion Department of Missouri Boy Scouts Committee announced that the Eagle Scout of the Year program for 2019 is underway.

The American Legion Department of Missouri Boy Scouts Committee announced that the Eagle Scout of the Year program for 2019 is underway.

The program at the national level grants the winner a $10,000 college scholarship and three other Eagle Scouts each receive a $2,500 college scholarship. The Eagle Scout who wins the competition from Missouri will receive a $750 college scholarship.

Prospective nominees must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team of Venturing Crew and be the scout of a Legionnaire, Sons of the American Legion or Auxiliary member; must have received the Eagle Scout award; be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Scouts BSA religious emblem; have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting and community; and have reached their 15th birthday, and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection; and be a resident of the department (state) to which they apply.

Eagle Scouts who are still attending high school who have reached their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

Applications for Eagle Scout of The Year can be obtained in Missouri from your local Boy Scout Council or your local American Legion Post. The form must be submitted to the American Legion Department of Missouri, P.O. Box 179, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109 no later than Feb. 15, 2019.