Latest News from NESA
During Fire Prevention week (October 5-11), we are challenging all Firefighter Eagles to offer Fire Safety Merit Badge at their firehouses. Click here to find out more.
The window for 2015 Eagle Scout scholarships — offering cash for college to those who have earned Scouting's highest honor — is now open. The deadline to apply is earlier this year; applications must be received by Oct. 31, 2015. Click here to find out more.
Every year, NESA awards scholarships and awards to many Eagle Scouts from around the country. Recipients of the United Health Foundation scholarship, the STEM scholarship and the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award were profiled in these videos first shown during the Americanism Breakfast at the 2015 National Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Watch videos.
Eagle Scout survival expert Creek Stewart invites fellow Eagle Scouts to check out his show Fat Guys in the Woods, airing at 9 p.m. Sundays on The Weather Channel. Each week, Creek takes three regular guys into the wild where they learn the art and science of outdoor survival while battling the threats of Mother Nature. In short: He’ll help them Be Prepared. Click here to find out more.
NESA is accepting applications for an Eagle Scout to participate in field experiments at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS) in the eastern Ecuador Amazon rainforest. This is a spectacular opportunity to experience different biological disciplines. Click here to find out how to apply.
The National Eagle Scout Association has commissioned Publishing Concepts (PCI) to produce the 2014 annual Eagle Scout publication that will feature the newest Eagle Scouts from the Class of 2014. The current publication, entitled "Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2014," will contain photos of the newest Eagle Scout Class, and will also include a data CD to help Eagle Scouts stay in touch with each other.
Almost 55,000 young men have received the Eagle Scout award in 2014. This project will truly be a celebration of the commitment to the service and leadership of Eagle Scouts everywhere.
For those who earned their Eagle in 2014, be on the lookout for any outreach that PCI might send your way! If you have questions, check out our FAQ page.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pits man and dogs against the brutal conditions of Alaska’s backcountry. Watch this exclusive Eagles’ Call video to learn more about how musher Matthew Failor faces these challenges thanks to his Scouting training. Watch video.
Michael S. Malone author of the book Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life recently spoke at the Eagle Day celebration held at the National Museum in Irving, TX in August. Published in 2012, Four Percent tells the stories of dozens of notable Eagle Scouts across the past century and is one of the most complete histories of Eagle Scouts ever written. You may view his remarks here beginning at the 7:15 minute mark.
Two years ago, NESA began a program of selecting young Eagle Scouts who aspire to be explorers and field scientists to go on scientific expeditions. Enjoy this video about the life changing experiences these Eagle Scouts have earned in pursuit of their dreams. Watch video.
It is standard practice by universities and other alumni associations to conduct a directory project for alumni about every four years. The last Eagle Scout Directory project was conducted in 2008. Therefore, the National Eagle Scout Association has entered into an agreement with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) to publish a 2015 Eagle Scout Directory. PCI is a well-established publisher of alumni directories whose clients include SMU, University of Colorado, Harvard, and the U.S. Naval Academy. In conjunction with this project, PCI will invite Eagle Scouts to update their information as well as purchase an Eagle Scout directory and/or a NESA membership if they are not already a member.
Updated information collected from Eagle Scouts will be shared with local councils to help them stay in contact with Eagle Scouts who have moved into their council’s borders. Information provided from the 2008 directory proved very helpful to councils in re-establishing contact with Eagle Scouts and led to additional support and volunteers.
As part of the directory project, NESA will be conducting a fun “select the cover” contest to decide which cover will be on the front of the directory. Eagle Scouts will be able to choose from four designs and pick which one they like best. The directory will also contain a unique introduction piece on the importance of Eagle Scouts to our country.
For all those that earned their Eagle Scout, be on the lookout for any outreach that PCI might send your way.
Soon-to-be Eagle Scouts, we at NESA know your time’s valuable. And so if you take a few minutes to answer a short survey after finishing your Eagle application, we’ll reward you with an exclusive download of the song “Ma, You Earned Your Eagle.” Click here to read more.
The new NESA Legacy Society Fellowship is open to any currently registered youth or adult Scouter who has been recognized as a James E. West Fellow and makes a contribution to the NESA endowment. The NESA endowment provides direct funding of Eagle Scout scholarships, NESA Committee service grants, and career networking and encouragement for all Scouts who wear the Eagle Scout badge. All contributions to the national NESA endowment should be in addition to regular support of your council’s fundraising programs. A downloadable form can be found here.
Help All Eagle Scouts Reconnect to Scouting
NESA has conducted three nationwide Eagle Scout searches over the last five years with remarkable success. The current whereabouts of more than 50 percent of living Eagle Scouts has been determined and shared with their local council. In most cases, they will be contacted and invited to come back to Scouting.
The following link contains images or ads to print and to provide to newspapers, newsletters, local magazines, etc., as well as website banners and other sizes, so that we may continue to search for every Eagle Scout.
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