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Get inspired by these Eagle Scout Adams award winners’ projects

By: Michael Freeman | 
January 30, 2024
Every year, some outstanding projects are considered for a Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Service Project of the Year Award with honors handed out to Scouts in every national service territory and one selected as the national winner.
Rich Pfaltzgraff

5 Quick Questions with: Rich Pfaltzgraff, NESA’s new president

By: Sheniece Chappell | 
January 23, 2024
Rich Pfaltzgraff, a longtime volunteer with South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Council who has earned the BSA’s Silver Beaver Award and District Award of Merit, has been named the new president of the National Eagle Scout Association.

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.

Expert tips for writing a successful scholarship essay

By: Michael Freeman | 
November 15, 2023
As your Scout eyes higher education, he or she will likely want some help figuring out how to finance their future endeavors.

Eagle Scouts receive more than $500K in NESA scholarships

By: Michael Freeman | 
August 10, 2023
With funds totaling $524,000, NESA recently bestowed scholarships to 69 Eagle Scouts who will be attending higher education institutions, from junior colleges to four-year universities.

2023 Eagle Scout Project of the Year: He transformed a school bus into a mobile food pantry

By: Michael Freeman | 
July 26, 2023
The Adams awards recognize outstanding Eagle projects completed by young people who earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2022.

Five things we learned from two Eagle Scouts who founded their own nuclear energy startup

By: Sheniece Chappell | 
June 26, 2023
When Kevin O’Sullivan and Mason Rand first met at the University of Chicago, they quickly learned they had something in common: a vision of a clean energy future driven by nuclear energy.

NFL strength coach Earns Outstanding Eagle Scout Award at Americanism Breakfast

By: Gina Circelli | 
June 1, 2023
Monty Gibson, strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Browns, brought the Americanism Breakfast crowd of Scouters to their feet this morning. But not before he brought his Scouting journey to a new summit as

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.

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