The Americanism Division has released its 2019 By the Numbers report that represents the Legion Family’s dedication to foster youth and citizenship development, and support for our military, veterans and their families throughout our community, state and nation. You are encouraged to share these numbers with leaders within your respective department and community, and with the public as a way to promote awareness about the impact that The American Legion has on today’s youth.
The following are a few highlights:
American Legion Baseball
- 54,225 youth formed 3,415 teams playing American Legion Baseball throughout the nation (2,121 senior teams and 1,294 junior teams).
Junior Shooting Sports
- 1,359 individual athletes entered the postal round competition.
- 17,471 participants in 50 American Legion Boys State programs.
Scouting and The American Legion
- 3,430 youth were recognized by The American Legion with a certificate issued at the national level for achieving their Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts of America.
Youth Cadet Law Enforcement
- 21 American Legion departments have an established Youth Cadet Law Enforcement program. The 2019 Consolidated Post Report (CPR) indicated there were 6,790 youth involved.
- 3,400 youth were involved in national-level American Legion youth program events, tournaments, contests and activities.
- 264 students were awarded more than $1.5 million in academic scholarships at the national level.
- The CPR states that 24,699 students nationwide were presented an American Legion School Award Medal.
See the full report at www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/americanism.2019.pdf.