About Us


Patriotic Citizenship

DAR members’ love of country is evident in the multitude of patriotic endeavors they pursue, including:

  • Providing more than 200,000 hours of volunteer time annually to veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and non-VA facilities
  • Offering support to America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad through care packages, phone cards and other needed items
  • Sponsoring special programs promoting the Constitution during its official celebration week of September 17-23
  • Participating in naturalization ceremonies
  • Presenting patriotic awards to deserving individuals including:
    • Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award
    • DAR Good Citizens awards and medals
    • ROTC medals
    • Community Service awards

Every September, DAR members help our local schools celebrate and honor our U.S. Constitution.


DAR members are passionate about educating the youth of America and contributing to schools and student programs in a variety of ways, including:

  • Supporting the Boise and West Ada School Districts through our "Community Classroom" efforts
  • Supporting six national schools through chapter and member donations of money as well as personal time:                                            
    • Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, AL                                         
    • Tamassee DAR School, Tamassee, SC                                 
    • Crossnore School, Crossnore, NC                
    • Hillside School, Marlborough, MA 
    • Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, KY                                   
    • Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
  • Providing scholarships and funds to American Indian children and schools, including:
    • Chemawa Indian School, Salem, OR
    • Bacone College, Muskogee, OK
  • Providing scholarships and awards to outstanding students throughout the country
  • Promoting education and citizenship through youth programs such as Children of the American Revolution, DAR Good Citizens and Junior American Citizens
  • Sponsoring American history essay contests for youth in grades 5-8
  • Offering educational summer camps and cultural programs through the DAR Museum

DAR Historical Markers preserve and highlight important people in our communty's history.

Historic Preservation

DAR members participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage, including:

  • Restoring and maintaining historical sites
  • Locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
  • Organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations and memorials
  • Placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history
  • Preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents and making these items available to the public at DAR Headquarters

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Join us for a Meeting!!

Pioneer Chapter generally meets

the first Saturday of every month

September - May

11:30 am. - 2:00 p.m.

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