Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5255 is the proud Organization Charter sponsor for both B. S. A. Troop 595 and itís Venture Crew 595. The Troop, headed by Scout Master Rob Monn, meets Monday evenings at the VFW Post hall, located at 368 Grayson Hwy, in Lawrenceville. The troop has an established camp ground on the VFW Post property which the Scouts use for training, camping, and Flag Retirement ceremonies.  Scout Master Rob Monn says Troop 595 is dedicated to the original principles and by-laws of the Boy Scouts. These principles include a commitment to responsible citizenship in the community and nation, as well as to Family and God. The Troop wants its Scouts to be an example of what has made America great. Instilling these values, while showing the Scouts they can have fun too, is our main goal. Three of the adult leaders are Eagle Scouts, which gives the Troop a solid foundation towards accomplishing itís goal.  They have assisted our Post with our special projects, including Welcome Home events for our local GA ANG unit, honoring our Veterans by placing memorial Flags on over 1300 Veterans grave sites, parades, and with helping our Auxiliary when need be. Since itsí forming 6 years ago, they have grown to an average strength of 25 Scouts and have produced 8 Eagle Scouts. The Troop has added a Venturing Crew for older Scouts up to the age of 21. The Crewís leadership experiences are a great asset to the younger Scouts. Visit their website at BSA Troop 595, and Like the Venture Crew at Venture Crew 595.
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According   to   Title   10,   Section   2031    of   the   United   States   Code,   the   purpose   of   Junior   ROTC   is   "to   instill   in   students   in   [United   States] secondary   educational   institutions   the   values   of   citizenship,   service   to   the   United   States,   and   personal   responsibility   and   a   sense   of accomplishment”.      Additional   objectives   are   established   by   the   service   departments   of   the   Department   of   Defense.   Under   542.4    of   Title   32 (National Defense) of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Department of the Army has declared those objectives for each cadet to be: Developing citizenship and patriotism Developing self-reliance and responsiveness to all authority. Improving the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing. Developing an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness. Increasing a respect for the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of national objectives. Developing a knowledge of team building skills and basic military skills. Taking 3–4 years of the course grants cadets the ability to rank higher if they pursue a military career.   Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a four-year progressive program which is open to all students in grades 9–12.   Students who complete three years of JROTC fulfill the Health and Physical Education requirement for graduation.  Gwinnett County Public Schools offers JROTC units at nine locations —  Air Force units at North Gwinnett High, Meadowcreek High, and Shiloh High;  Army units at Colllins Hill High, Grayson High, Norcross High, and South Gwinnett High;  Navy units at Duluth High and Peachtree Ridge High.  Marine unit at Parkview High;  
VFW Post 5255 Youth Programs
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  ( JROTC)
Boy Scouts of America Troop 595 & Venture Crew 595
Annually our VFW Post 5255 awards this Ribbon to the outstanding JROTC  Cadet at each school in our area. The Cadet is selected by their Unit Command. The Award is Nationally recognized and can be worn proudly on their uniform.
Since its inception, the Gwinnett County Composite Squadron has been heavily involved in the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol and has been a leader in the state of Georgia, winning many awards for excellence. Since our unit is a composite squadron, it is made up of two distinct, yet united, membership groups: Seniors and Cadets. The senior-side of the unit is composed entirely of adults who volunteer their time to the Emergency Services and Disaster Relief mission of CAP. In addition, the senior side supports the Aerospace Education, often with the help of cadet-side members. The cadet-side is composed of cadets, who range in age from 12 to 21 years of age, and a dedicated staff of senior members who provide guidance and oversight to accomplish the Cadet Programs mission of CAP.
Civil Air Patrol       Gwinnett County Composit Squadron GA-112
Veterans of Foreign Wars Award for Cadet NCOs and Cadet Officers. An annual award established by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to recognize the outstanding CAP cadets in each squadron. Selections will be made by the unit commanders.
Working alongside America’s youth and instilling a sense of patriotism has always been — and will always be — a VFW priority. We support youth organizations as well as scholastic programs for students.  Learn more about the VFW’s youth and education programs below.
Youth Organizations We Support