Boy Scout Troop 39 is pleased to support the development of our youth members by giving them the support they need to earn the Congressional Award whilst being members of the troop.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas;
- Volunteer Public Service,
- Personal Development,
- Physical Fitness, and
Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals.
Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.
Take action – get started now in three easy steps
Any youth member, 13 1/2 years and over can apply. Follow these three easy steps
- Learn More at the Congressional Award web site – see Learn More below for details.
- Complete and mail your application with the $10 fee. See Learn More below for how to get the application form.
- Contact Glyn or Sammy to begin setting your goals.
Visit the Congressional Award web site for full details of the award.
The Blue Handbook is an invaluable resource which includes the application form.
There is a cool powerpoint presentation also.
Become a fan of the Congressional Award on Facebook.