Recognizing Future Leaders


Recognizing Future Leaders

We have three programs that recognize future leaders: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, and deserving ROTC and JROTC cadets. Recipients need not be members of the SUVCW or any of the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Eagle Scout Program

One of the many goals and purposes of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is to recognize Scouts who achieve the rank of Eagle Scout with a special congratulatory letter and color Certificate of Commendation.  While we encourage any Scout 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 being an Eagle Scout.

When possible, every effort is made by our members to present the certificate to the Scout at their Court of Honor, if invited to do so. 

How to Order a Certificate

  1. Download certificate application (PDF) to your computer.
  2. Fill in the application in Adobe Reader electronically on your computer and save it.  Do not print out and fill in by hand.  NO handwritten application, letter or card will be accepted.
  3. Email the completed application as an e-mail attachment to the appropriate contact:
  • Alaska Scouts:  eagle@suvpnw.org
  • Oregon Scouts:  eagle@suvoregon.org
  • Eastern Washington Scouts:  camp3eagle@suvpnw.org
  • Western Washington Scouts:  camp1eagle@suvpnw.org

Note:  These guidelines must be followed in order to receive a certificate.  A 45-day notice is requested to have a presenter at the Court of Honor.


Girl Scout Gold Award Program

One of the many goals and purposes of the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is to recognize Girl Scouts in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington who achieve the Girl Scout Gold Award with a special congratulatory letter and color Certificate of Commendation.  While we encourage any Girl Scout 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 being a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. 

When possible, every effort is made by our members to present the certificate to the Girl Scout Gold Award recipient at their Court of Awards, if invited to do so.  

How to Order a Certificate

  1. Download award application (PDF) to your computer.
  2. Fill in the application in Adobe Reader electronically on your computer and save it.  Do not print out and fill in by hand.  NO handwritten application, letter or card will be accepted.
  3. Email the completed application as an e-mail attachment to aux1pres@suvpnw.org.

Note:  These guidelines must be followed in order to receive a certificate.  A 45-day notice is requested to have a presenter at the Court of Awards.


ROTC / JROTC Award Program

The JROTC is a high school program emphasizing citizenship, character development, leadership development and community service, preparing students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens.  The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War recognize deserving JROTC cadets.

The ROTC is a college program offered across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.  The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War recognize deserving ROTC cadets.

The ROTC / JROTC Award, consists of a certificate, full size medallion, and a service ribbon.  When possible, every effort is made by our members to present this award to the deserving cadet, if invited to do so.

The criteria for receiving our award: Our definition of a deserving cadet is one that “displays a high degree of patriotism to his or her Nation and has demonstrated a high degree of academic performance and leadership.”

How to Order an Award

  1. Download award application (PDF) to your computer.
  2. Fill in the application in Adobe Reader electronically on your computer and save it.  Do not print out and fill in by hand.
  3. Email the completed application as an e-mail attachment to the appropriate contact:
  • Alaska units: rotc@suvpnw.org 
  • Oregon units: rotc@suvoregon.org 
  • Eastern Washington units: camp3rotc@suvpnw.org 
  • Western Washington units: camp1rotc@suvpnw.org 

Note:  These guidelines need to be followed in order to receive an award.  A 45-day notice is requested to have a presenter.