Service Project of the Year Award

Glenn and Melinda Adams Service Project of the Year Award

Stories of Inspiration of Service to Others

Eagle Scouts do amazing things ...

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award (ESSPY) to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project. 

Examples of projects that have been selected for the ESSPY include projects that have benefitted underprivileged children, recognized veterans, been international in nature, and have required significant time and resources.  

The selection of recipients begins at the local level and is conducted through the council NESA committee (which may utilize a NESA awards sub-committee). The council NESA committee selects a recipient for their respective council from the list of submitted nominations and then forwards a worthy candidate to the National Eagle Scout Association for regional consideration.

Regional ESSPY recipients are selected by each council's regional NESA scholarship committee. Regional recipients will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $500 award.)

The recipient of the national award is then selected among regional recipients by a special selection committee of the National Eagle Scout Association.  National recipients will receive $2,500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $2,500 award.)


Through this award, Melinda and I wanted to shine a spotlight on the incredible work Eagle Scout candidates are doing in service to others.
- Glenn Adams, Distinguished Eagle Scout and Past President of the National Eagle Scout Association

HOW TO GET THE AWARD

  • An Eagle Scout, his parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout's permission) may submit his Eagle Scout service project for consideration.
  • The nomination must be submitted to the NESA committee of the council in which the service project was completed on or before January 21 of each year.
  • The council must email a scanned copy of the winning Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook - including attachments - to the National Eagle Scout Association at adamsaward@scouting.org by February 21 of each year.
  • Regional winners and the National winner will be announced by April 8 of each year, in time to be announced at the National Annual Meeting in May.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Project planning
  • Effort to develop the project
  • Extent and character of leadership provided by the Scout
  • Extent of achievement of the planned result
  • Project's impact on the beneficiary and/or on the community at large
  • Originality of the project
  • Time and materials contributed
  • Level of skill employed to complete the project
  • Whether the project will have long lasting impact

FORM

Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Nomination Form  (129 KB, PDF)

SUPPLY ITEM DESCRIPTION AND UNIFORM PLACEMENT

Certificate; Service Project of the Year device worn on Eagle Scout knot (Bronze - Council; Gold - Region; Silver - National).

SUPPLY/BIN ITEM NO.

Certificate (provided by NESA), Knot device (provided by NESA)

MORE INFORMATION

Three regional recipients will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $500 award.)One national recipients will receive $2,500 to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $2,500 award.)

   
Contact the Vice - President for Awards and Recognition or National Eagle Scout Association for additional inquiries.

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Last revised November 14, 2017