The Boy Scouts of America and the VFW share a common bond: belief in God,
respect for others, honesty and patriotism. The VFW has been associated with
scouting since 1915 when Post 2100 helped establish Scout Troop 1 in Everett,
Wash. In 1936, a plan of cooperation formalized the relationship between
scouting and the VFW.
Today, VFW sponsors more than 1,100 scouting units with 38,000 members across the nation. The VFW annually recognizes outstanding Scouts and awards the national winner with a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the VFW's National Convention, which is held annually at a select host city. Second- and third-place winners are awarded $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.