Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13.
A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.
The Staples National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in each area. Each year, Torch Club members from across the country take part in a servicelearning experience through the National Torch Club Project. Cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 are presented to the top entries