Department "Scouting" Program



Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups, and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. Our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.


Ten (10) points for sponsoring each of:

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts

Exploring, Ventures, Sea Scouts

Daisy Scouts, Brownie Scouts

Jr. Girl Scouts, Sr. Girl Scouts 

Ten (10) points for sponsoring a new unit 

Send the Director a copy of the charter (or proof of sponsorship).

One (1) point for hosting a Scouting Presentation from a district or higher-level scouter. No Max Points.


One (1) point for every $50 donated to scouting, i.e., Friends of Scouting (FOS), Camperships, Century of Values, Department of Michigan Scouting Program, Donation towards an Eagle project, etc. No Max Points.


One (1) point for hosting a scouting function other than normal meetings (i.e., Blue & Gold, Court of Honor, appreciation dinners, etc.). If you have any questions as to what qualifies, contact the Director.


Ten (10) points for every volunteer provided by the post to assist with scouting activities other than a charter organization representative (i.e., commissioner, adult leader/ adviser, committee members, merit badge counselor, etc.)  

Since the Director does not see the Activity report, a copy or a separate report must be sent by email or U.S. mail.

There will be Four (4) divisions:


                                         I                               10-65

                                         II                              66-125

                                         III                            126-225

                                                    IV                            226 & OVER 


The four division winners will be recognized at the State Convention.


National-Scout of the Year
Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism, and love of country with the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000. 

Please review the rules and eligibility requirements before submitting your Scout of the Year application

Ten (10) points for submitting a Scout of the Year candidate. Post can submit one candidate per category:

Boy Scout Eagle Scout

Girl Scout Gold Award

Venturing Summit or Sea Scouts Quartermaster Award


The Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a plaque and the Moroz-Pietrowski Post 9973 $500 scholarship. The Girl Scout and Venturing division winner will receive a plaque and a Department of Michigan $500 scholarship. The sponsoring post will also receive a plaque. One winner will advance to the National for Judging. 


Nomination forms can be obtained from the National website or by contacting the Director. Submit nomination forms (one candidate per category) to the Director by April 1, 2024 

All-State points will be awarded for every entry submitted to the Director.



  Larry Thayer, Director   

4858 Apache Path

Owosso, MI 48867