Latest News from NESA
The National Eagle Scout Association has commissioned a new company, Publishing Concepts (PCI), to produce the 2013 annual Eagle Scout publication that will feature the newest Eagle Scouts from the Class of 2013. The current publication entitled "Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2013," 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 60,000 young men have received the Eagle Scout award in 2013, which is one of the highest number of Scouts to receive this prestigious award in 100 years. 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 2013, be on the lookout for any outreach that PCI might send your way!
In 2014, NESA will select one Eagle Scout to participate in field experiments at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the eastern Ecuador Amazon rainforest. The Eagle will be accompanied by an adult, preferably a family member. Click here to read more.
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.
During the past 13 years or so, Eagle Scout Scott Teare has traveled more than 8 million miles to promote World Scouting. His travels — and what he has accomplished during his trips — earned him the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award last year. Click here to read more.
Eagle Scout Jimmy Steinfeldt has photographed some of the most well-known musicians in American pop culture — including Madonna, Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones, to name just a few. Watch this behind-the-camera interview with Steinfeldt to learn more about how this Eagle Scout uses his photos to help others. Watch video.
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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Boy Scouts of America National Commissioner and Distinguished Eagle Scout Tico Perez was the keynote speaker for the Eagle Scout Heritage Celebration's Kickoff Event on Aug. 11, 2012, at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Tex. Click here to see video of the event.
Their Stories in Their Words
The National Eagle Scout Association recently honored its major scholarship winners for 2011-12. Each has shown remarkable commitment to service, education, and leadership. Click here to view their stories.
Csatari Portrait Celebrates 100 Years of Eagles
Acclaimed Boy Scouts of America artist Joseph Csatari was commissioned by the National Eagle Scout Association to paint a new portrait honoring the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award.
The portrait was unveiled during the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in Orlando on June 1. NESA’s popular Americanism Breakfast also honored several scholarship winners and the national winner of the Adams service project award.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a print of Csatari’s new work. Click here today to find out how you can order one of these Scouting treasures. Plus, watch a video on how the portrait, “100 Years of Eagle Scouts,” came to life.
Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge
One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned this nation’s first Eagle Scout Award, new, independent research demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society every day. Since it was first awarded in 1912, more than 2 million young men have achieved the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank. The study was conducted by Baylor University. Click here for more information and to download the complete study.