The Eagle Scout Award
the State, the SUVCW currently has 24 Camps in various localities
in both Upper and Lower Michigan. Each of these Camps is located
within one of the eleven Boy Scout Councils in the State of Michigan.
One of our many goals and purposes is to reward young men who
achieve the status of Eagle Scout with a special congratulatory
letter and color Certificate of Commendation, signed by the Department
Commander and suitable for framing. While we encourage any
young man searching for that special community service project to
look to us for inspiration on projects relating to the Civil War,
we offer this certificate with no “strings attached”
other than you must be an Eagle.
Your Eagle Court of Honor observes a very proud tradition
that our organization is pleased to recognize, in memory of the
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
(GAR). Comprised of over 400,000 Union Veterans of the
American Civil War of 1861-1865, the GAR was a living symbol of
patriotism when the Boy Scouts of America was formed in 1910.
Before the passing of their last member (on August 2, 1956) the
GAR officially recognized the SONS
OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR (SUVCW) as their Legal Heir.
As such, it is our honor to maintain the many traditions of the
GAR. These include the promotion of good citizenship by teaching
patriotism, civic duties, and the love & honor of our flag –
concepts that are “near and dear” to the Boy Scouts
HOW TO ORDER A CERTIFICATE IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF MICHIGAN
If you are requesting a certificate from another state please
(Any Council, Troop, parent, guardian or the Scout, may order
- Download the EAGLE SCOUT
COMMENDATION APPLICATION here
- Find the Camp closest to the Eagle Scout’s
residence or the Council/Troop and send the application by regular mail to the Boy Scout Coordinator
named in the list of the Camp’s Officers, or
- Send the completed application by mail directly to our Department
Boy Scout Coordinator:
Jerry A. Olson
Eagle Scout Coordinator
IF YOU DO NOT RESIDE IN MICHIGAN
If you are requesting a certificate and live outside of the State
of Michigan, you can obtain an Eagle Scout certificate by contacting:
National Eagle Scout Certificate Coordinator
6519 Cherokee Lane
Cedar Hill, MO 63016-2527
- The certificate is only available to those Eagle Scouts with
a current Court of Honor scheduled.
- We ask that you allow thirty-days for us to process your request.
- Should you not receive a response within ten (10) days of submitting
your request, please contact the Department
DELIVERY OF THE CERTIFICATE
Every effort is made to make a personal presentation of the Certificate
by one or more members of a Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil
War Camp, dressed either in the “uniform” of our Order
or in the uniform of the Union soldier in the Civil War.
In instances where the travel distance to a Court of Honor is
too great or our schedule doesn’t permit a personal delivery,
the Certificate will be mailed to you with a special congratulatory