Aaron Derr, Author at The National Eagle Scout Association

Decorated military veteran encourages young Scouts to continue to serve Scouting

By: Aaron Derr | 
June 18, 2024
Channing M. Zucker, retired naval officer and Distinguished Eagle Scout, says service shouldn’t end when you earn the rank of Eagle or age out of Scouting as a youth.

80-year-old Distinguished Eagle Scout knew what to do when he encountered a bear

By: Aaron Derr | 
June 5, 2024
Joe Weingarten, NESA vice president, was presented with the Certificate of Merit by the Crossroads of America Council.

NESA recognizes most recent winners of its Distinguished Service Award

By: Aaron Derr | 
May 22, 2024
The NESA Distinguished Service Award is reserved for those who have provided service over a sustained period of years to NESA, dedicating themselves to the promotion of Eagle Scouting, staying active or returning to Scouting, and promoting and helping young people earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Michael Manyak, explorer, author and longtime supporter of Scouting, dies at 73

By: Aaron Derr | 
May 15, 2024
Michael Manyak, a world-renown expert in backcountry medicine, member of The Explorers Club, former National Eagle Scout Association vice president and Distinguished Eagle Scout, has died.
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Boy Scouts of America is Changing its Name to Scouting America

By: Aaron Derr | 
May 7, 2024
The Boy Scouts of America is changing its name to Scouting America, as announced this morning at the 2024 National Annual Meeting.

Eagle Scout shares why she continues to serve Scouting both at home and abroad

By: Aaron Derr | 
April 24, 2024
As a college student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Missouri, Selby Chipman is plenty busy with her current day-to-day tasks. And still, she makes time for Scouting.

Former NESA World Explorer shares how the program shaped his life

By: Aaron Derr | 
December 6, 2023
Gumina is an accomplished wilderness guide, leading treks through the Sierra Nevada, Death Valley and White Mountains.

A NESA gift membership is ideal for Eagle Scout graduates

By: Aaron Derr | 
May 30, 2023
If you search the internet for “best graduation gifts,” you’ll find ideas ranging from practical to downright exorbitant. After a significant amount of Googling, I couldn’t find anything more useful than the suggestion I got from a coworker: a gift membership to the National Eagle Scout Association.

A Scout in Action! Jenna Bush Hager’s husband, an Eagle Scout, saves woman from choking

By: Aaron Derr | 
March 13, 2023
Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of the immensely popular Today with Hoda & Jenna morning news program, revealed last week that her husband, Eagle Scout Henry Hager, recently saved a woman from choking by using the abdominal thrusts technique he learned in Scouting.

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