Aaron Derr, Author at The National Eagle Scout Association

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.

One Super Bowl team has two Eagle Scouts on its roster. Any guesses which one it is?

By: Aaron Derr | 
February 8, 2023
There are lots of reasons to tune into the Super Bowl: the commercials … the halftime show … and I hear a few people might even watch to find out who wins the game itself. Here’s one more thing to watch for: Keep your eye on the team that has “Eagles” in its name, because it’s got two Eagle Scouts on its roster.

Eagle Scout project addresses the need to Be Prepared if someone has a seizure

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 26, 2023
As a young person living with epilepsy, Gavin Bouchey knows that it’s all fine and well if he, his family members and his fellow Scouts BSA members know who to respond to a seizure. But what about everyone else?
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Worth reading: Eagle Scout sets goal to meet every mayor in his state

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 25, 2023
Mitchell Whitley, a native of Greensboro, N.C., a graduate of Samford University, and an Eagle Scout, has set a unique goal: to personally meet every mayor in his home state. There are 551 of them.

“I can’t believe it’s something I’ve actually done”: NESA’s World Explorers share details of their experience

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 23, 2023
To get to Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS), one of the most remote scientific research stations in the world, you must first get to a rural area called Tumbaco, just outside Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

NFL strength coach, Eagle Scout helps fund Philmont scholarship program

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 5, 2023
When Joe Gibson, a longtime Scout leader in the San Angelo, Texas, area died last January, his family thought long and hard about the best way to memorialize his life. Then, it came to them: a scholarship to help send Texas Southwest Council Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch.
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Eagle Scout researcher turning trash into treasure … and sharing his knowledge with Scouts

By: Aaron Derr | 
December 21, 2022
A paper published in Angewandte Chemie, a top chemistry journal, details how this Eagle Scout researcher and his team collected plastic waste from the shores of Catalina Island, treated it with a catalyst and ended up with materials that can be used in pharmaceuticals.

Eagle Scout astronaut delivers powerful conservation message … from space!

By: Aaron Derr | 
December 20, 2022
Kjell Lindgren, Eagle Scout, assistant Scoutmaster, outdoor ethics advisor and NASA astronaut, has a unique view — literally — of Earth. That’s at least in part why he’s so inspired to share with the rest of us the importance of taking care of it.

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