District No. 0960

Youth Activites

Drug Awareness: Elks National Drug Awareness Program is the largest volunteer drug awareness program

in the United States. The Elks believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country,

it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.  

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Hoop Shoot: The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Program is open to boys and girls, ages 8 through 13.


Soccer Shoot: The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages.

A "Five Goal Contest" consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use

these goals are divided into two categories, U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group contains ages

eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of

the goal, while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal.


Scholarships: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Legacy Awards are available to the children and grandchildren of active Elk members.


The Americanism Essay: The Americanism essay contest is an opportunity for school children in grades 5 -8

to compose a personal essay on this American patriotic theme. Check back in August for the 2015-2016 theme.


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