The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our country. Membership is open to descendents of patriots of the American Revolution.

The age range is birth to twenty-one. Meetings and activities are planned for all ages with special consideration given to younger members.

Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process.

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Mission Statement
The N.S.C.A.R. has a new mission statement for the new millenium.

Society Objectives
The N.S.C.A.R. has six primary objectives in its Bylaws; these objectives are the foundation of the organization.

Eligibility Requirments
The N.S.C.A.R. is open to children who are lineally descended from a person who directly aided in the cause of the American Revolution.

Nationwide Local Society Listing
The N.S.C.A.R. has local societies spread throughout the United States, as well as in some foreign countries. Use this list to locate a local society in your area.

About Harriett M. Lothrop
Harriett M. Lothrop (1844 - 1924), NSDAR member and well-known author, founded the N.S.C.A.R. in 1895 to instill patriotic values in the youth of America.

The C.A.R. Creed
Written by Ethel Vance Moser, the C.A.R. Creed reflects the ideals and views of the members of the Children of the American Revolution. The creed is recited by members and seniors at all official C.A.R. meetings.

The C.A.R. Song
Written by Martha Parkinson Mills, the C.A.R. song is an uplifting song reflecting those ideals that American patriots lived, fought and died for; in order to save our nation from tyranny.

The American's Creed
Written by William Tyler Page, the American's Creed reflects the ideals and principles upon which America was founded. The creed is recited by members and seniors at all official C.A.R. meetings.