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The James M. Stewart Museum Foundation and The Boy Scouts of America announce a new award for Boy Scouts, The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award. John Alline (Associate Director of the Boy Scouts of America) presented the first awards during the campfire at the Indiana County Bicentennial Boy Scout Camporee on Saturday, May 17, 2003. A four-inch full color embroidered patch featuring Brigadier General James Stewart was awarded to members of Troop 11 from Indiana, PA. A bronze medal is also available.

This award has been established by the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation with the consent and cooperation of the Boy Scouts of America, Penn’s Woods Council and the family of James M. Stewart. The purpose of this award is to introduce Boy Scouts to the life of a great American, James Maitland Stewart. The Jimmy Stewart Museum is offering this award to a Boy Scout or Scouter who has exemplified the characteristics necessary to live the life of a good citizen. To earn the award, Scouts are required to read through the Jimmy Stewart workbook, complete the Jimmy Stewart Museum quiz, write an essay of not less than 500 words, and do a good citizenship project in their community in honor of James M. Stewart.  The scout cannot purchase the medal and patch before completing the work first.
Interested Scouts or Scouters should contact The Jimmy Stewart Museum to purchase a copy of the workbook either online or by phone (724-349-6112). The price of the workbook is $6.00 which includes shipping. Scouts can send a check in that amount to:

The Jimmy Stewart Museum P. O. Box 1 Indiana PA 15701

Once the required work has been done, the application form from the workbook, the quiz, and the 500-word essay should be sent to the Museum.  After being approved by a local Scouting Representative, you will be notified, and your patch and /or medal will then be sent.  The price for each patch is $5.99, and for each medal is $10.99.  Please add $7.00 for shipping. Again, a check may be sent to The Jimmy Stewart Museum.

Jimmy Stewart was born in Indiana, PA and grew up with a background in scouting. He remained involved with scouting throughout his adult life. It is hoped that the values of the Boy Scouts that were shared by Jimmy Stewart will become ingrained in each recipient of The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award.

Good Citizenship Award – Application and Order Form

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Download and complete the Application/Order Form online or print and complete manually.  Send your application to The Jimmy Stewart Museum.

NOTE:  This document cannot be saved on the local computer.  It can be:

             *  Printed and completed manually.

             *  Completed online and printed to add text and signature(s).

Good Citizenship Award – Test

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Download and complete the Test online or print and complete manually.  Send your application to The Jimmy Stewart Museum.

NOTE:  This document cannot be saved on the local computer.  It can be:

             *  Printed and completed manually.

             *  Completed online and printed to add text and signature(s).