Jedediah Smith Society
Children of the American Revolution

Organized: November 11, 1998
Confirmed: December 7, 1998

Membership is open to any boy or girl under the age of twenty-two who is lineally descended from a man or woman, who with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States. (Article III, National Bylaws)

The Black Hills Chapter NSDAR supports the Jedediah Smith Society of the Children of the American Revolution.  The Jedediah Smith Society meets regularly and participates in many activities throughout the year.

Why Join the C.A.R.?

  • It offers state, regional and national gatherings to meet new people from coast to coast, many becoming lifelong friends.
  • Teaches effective meeting conduct and parliamentary procedure. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers help members gain an understanding of the democratic process.
  • It offers fun, family educational experiences.
  • Provides opportunities to learn about history while creating history
  • It builds confidence in meeting people, public speaking, leadership, etiquette, and much more!
  • Trains good citizens by participation on the local, state, regional, and national levels
  • Develops a resume of activities and responsibilities
 Good Citizens

cannot be made suddenly.
They must grow …”
~Harriet Lothrop


Children of the American Revolution:

C.A.R., the nation’s oldest patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution.

Mission Statement

“The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution trains good citizens, develops leaders and promotes a love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.”

N.S.C.A.R. Six Primary Objectives

  • To acquire knowledge of American History
  • To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence
  • To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women, and children who rendered services to the causes of the American Revolution
  • To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries
  • To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag
  • To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.


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