Golden Eagle Scholarship
The Atlanta Area Council provides character education programs to community organizations in thirteen counties. Through these programs, the Council trains young people in responsibilities of participation in American citizenship, while developing personal and moral fitness. We strive to provide youth with the tools necessary to successfully navigate their adolescent years and beyond. Our programs promise experiences and opportunities that develop mature, strong, and resourceful adults.

The purpose of the Golden Eagle Scholarship is to provide a deserving Scout the opportunity to share a compelling message with Scouting’s strongest supporters at the Golden Eagle Luncheon on December 8, 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Selected candidates will have proven the ability to effectively articulate the values of Scouting and what the program has meant to him/her.


Scholarship Overview:
• The Atlanta Area Council will hold a speaking/oratory contest to determine the scholarship recipient.
• The finalist with the highest score, will receive $1,000 scholarship towards an enrichment, educational, or Scouting experience (subject to approval by the scholarship committee). He/She will be required to speak a minimum of two Atlanta Area Council Events (within 6 months of notification of winning) and will receive a free coaching session by an industry professional.
• Two semi-finalists will be also be selected to speak at one Atlanta Area Council event and will also receive a coaching session by an industry professional.
• Candidates must submit application which includes a video speech of 2 minutes (can be sent recording on phone) – topic: “What does Scouting mean to me?” no later than September 1, 2017
• Selected candidates will be emailed by September 8th, with whether they are selected for a live audition on Saturday, September 23rd at the Volunteer Service Center.
• Scholarship criteria and qualifications will be organized, reviewed, and selected by a volunteer committee annually.

Qualifications:
• Youth must be between the ages 16-20
• Must have been registered in a BSA program within the past 3 years.

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