SCOUT OF THE YEAR PROGRAM. Annually, the VFW awards three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients, and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. An applicant has to have reached his or her 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. National VFW awards are as follows: $5,000 – 1st place scholarship, $3,000 – 2nd place scholarship and $1,000 – 3rd place scholarship.
Enter the VFW Scout of the Year Program by submitting your entry form to the James B. Crump VFW Post 2423. See rules and eligibility here. The deadline is March 1, 2021. Submit entries by mail to VFW Post 2423, PO Box 535, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Hand deliver entries at 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Due to COVID-19,  VFW Post 2423 is normally closed except on Friday afternoons. Call the Post at 704-684-5931 to confirm someone is at the Post to accept your entry. More information can be found at and All entries must be postmarked by March 1 or hand delivered prior to or on March 1, 2021.