The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) is an organization of persons through 21 years of age who are descendants of a patriot of the American Revolution. Although organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution, it is an independent organization which looks to DAR, SAR and Sons of the Revolution (SR) for its leadership and financial support. A member of the SAR may hold a “Senior” office in their chapter (society), state, regional or National Society.

C.A.R. needs adult leaders, financial support and members. Direct descendants of SAR and DAR members are eligible for membership.

Every SAR state society should have a C.A.R. chairman or liaison officer who focuses support and encouragement on this very worthwhile youth society. It is encouraged to award members of the C.A.R. and the SAR for outstanding work with the SAR/C.A.R. medals of appreciation.

The North Carolina CAR has a web page for further review.

An alternative to male membership in the C.A.R. is the Junior Membership in the SAR:

A Junior Member of the SAR is under the age of 18 who pays annual dues at a reduced rate. He is not eligible to vote or hold office and does not receive The SAR Magazine.

The goal of the Junior Membership program is to allow and encourage States and Chapters to become more active in advancing America’s heritage among youths, i.e., in sponsoring Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) chapters or establishing new and innovative youth programs.