2023-2024 Youth Activities Program
Due to the time in preparing the Certificates and Awards for the 2023-2024 State Convention requests for these must be at Department by April 15, 2024:
1. Youth project
2. Sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Voice of Democracy entry.
3 .Sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Patriot's Pen entry.
4 .Sponsoring or co-sponsoring each Scout of the year entry.
5. Volunteering time or money to the National Home for Children.
6. Recognizing a Youth Hero. (must contact Chair)
Be sure you read your programs and due dates for each program.
When reporting your Youth Activities remembers to do the following:
*** Keep a copy of all your reports.
A sampling of possible activities within each category is listed below.
Category 1: Sports/Athletics - Track, basketball, softball, baseball, bowling, soccer, swimming, Special Olympics, hockey or any sport or athletic sponsorship.
Category 2: Scouting/Organization - Boy Scouts, Explorers, Ventures, Eagles, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daisy, Cub Scouts, Boys and Girl Clubs of America, Naval Sea Cadets, Future Farmers of America, 4-H clubs and any other youth organization sponsorship.
Category 3: Contests/Special Events - Parades, talent shows, picnics, dances, fishing derbies, walk-a-thon, rifle/pistol competitions, and bike-a-thons. VOD and Patriot Pen
Category 4: Educational /Instruction - Ceramics, stamp collecting, model building, leather craft, missing children (child ID).
Category 5: Recognition/ROTC/JROTC - Achievement award, (medal and citation), Eagle Scout Award Certificate, Honor Certificates for students or other Trophy/Plaque Presentation. Honor Certificates for young people doing heroic deeds such as saving a life.
Category 6: Projects/Others - Build or repair, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, donate equipment, and National Home, Use your imagination in this category.
Support the youth in your community and report your activities
as soon as a project is completed or a contribution is made. Report your activities
in a timely manner.