Goals of C.A.R.
C.A.R., the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under
the age of 21, 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. C.A.R. activities focus on patriotism, service, and education about our American heritage.
Harriett Lothrop, a prominent citizen and 19th century children's author of Concord, MA, presented
the idea for a children's organization to the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental
Congress in 1895; it was then chartered by the United States Congress. Organized "for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country," C.A.R. has promoted this vision to hundreds of thousands of members. These boys and girls are the leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow, now in a second century of keeping patriotism alive.
“Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow...” Harriett Lothrop