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Scout Participation

The Veterans History Project provides an ideal opportunity for a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Service Project or Girl Scouts Gold Award Project. Through their participation in the Veterans History Project, Scouts:

  • Submit firsthand stories of America’s veterans to be preserved at the Library of Congress for scholars, researchers and posterity; (Typically Scouts submit 8 to 15 interviews)
  • Foster intergenerational bonds,
  • Learn organizational skills:
    • Identify, contact, research, interview and facilitate others’ interviews of America’s vets,
    • Use technical equipment,
    • Manage administrative and legal forms;
  • Learn leadership skills:
    • Initiate projects,
    • Write and execute a plan,
    • Adhere to instructions.

To be successful, aspiring Eagle Scouts or Gold Award recipients must:


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