SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
LOCAL MEDIA CONTACT NAME:
Local Scout Receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
(CITY/TOWN, DATE)—(NAME) has been awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the (COUNCIL NAME) Council and the Boy Scouts of America. This award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.
(NAME) has distinguished himself through his career as a(n) (CAREER NAME/FIELD) and through his continued service to God, his country, and other people by following the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. He has met community service needs through his voluntary actions.
(PROVIDE SPECIFIC DETAILS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT) The National Eagle Scout Association Committee, under the direction of Alumni Relations at the Boy Scouts of America’s national office, selects the recipients of this award. The members of the selection committee are all recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was implemented in 1969, and since that time more than 1,850 nominations have been approved. Only the local council of the Eagle Scout’s primary residence may nominate. Nominations may not be made for posthumous awards.