Sons of the American Revolution Present Eagle Scout Award

Sons of the American Revolution Present Eagle Scout Award


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The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented its coveted Eagle Scout Award to Eagle Scout Joseph Dirndorfer in ceremonies at the SAR Chapter’s Annual Meeting conducted recently at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant in Frederick. Dirndorfer is a member of Boy Scout Troop 268, chartered by the Bush Creek Church of the Brethren in Monrovia.

Eagle Scout Joseph Dirndorfer is the son of Susan and John Dirndorfer. He is a member of the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Dirndorfer earned 33 merit badges on his trail to the Eagle rank. For his Eagle Scout project Dirndorfer designed and led Scouts in the construction of storage facilities at Mary’s House of Maryland. Eagle Scout Dirndorfer is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s honor society. Dirndorfer is a 2014 graduate of Linganore High School.

The SAR Eagle Scout Recognition Program recognizes outstanding Eagle Scouts in our communities. To qualify for this recognition Eagle Scout Dirndorfer completed an application detailing his Scouting experiences, academic achievements, and community service, a 500-word essay on a patriotic theme, and a four-generation genealogy chart. Eagle Scout Dirndorfer received an SAR Eagle Scout Award and certificate.

“The Sons of the American Revolution recognizes the common bonds of purpose and principles shared by the SAR and the BSA”, states SAR Chapter President George Lewis. Lewis notes that the SAR and Bo y Scouts participate in many activities together – parades, Patriot grave markings and Revolutionary War battle ceremonies. SAR members contribute to Scouting by teaching relevant merit badges, such as American Heritage, Genealogy, Law, Citizenship in the Community, Nation and World.

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress in 1906 “to perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services and sacrifices during the American
Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people” and “to foster true patriotism”. The Boy Scouts of America was chartered by Congress in 1916 “to promote the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others”, and “to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values.” Since its inception, Scouting has taught over 110 million youth its lessons of patriotism, courage and self-reliance.