THE RHODE ISLAND STATE SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
― George Washington
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic youth organization in our country. Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution.
Members gain valuable 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. Members of the Rhode Island State Society participate in patriotic service projects honoring our current service members, veterans, and colonial patriots.
The Children of the American Revolution, the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 22, lineally descended from someone who 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. Rhode Island C.A.R. activities focus on patriotism, service, and education about our American heritage. With membership across the state, RISSCAR members can be found enjoying activities and serving our communities from Westerly to Pawtucket.
"A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous."