NESA 50th Anniversary
Storytellers Book

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about my Eagle Scouting experience. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Eagle Scout Storytelling Publication for NESA. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows NESA to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Eagle Scouting has helped shape your lives.

  1. Does NESA benefit from this at all?

Yes, in a few different ways:

    • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage Eagle Scouts
    • Legacy – preserves the history of our organization
    • Revenue – generates non-dues revenue for Scouting programs
    • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
  1. How do I know my information will only be used for the Eagle Scout Storytelling Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Storytelling Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Storytelling Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Storytelling Project.

  1. I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?
    • If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Eagle Scout Storytelling Project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time as an Eagle Scout. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to NESA at the conclusion of the project.

    • If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.

    • If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated NESA update line. Below are the phone numbers for each National Service Territory (NST). To determine which territory you are in, please visit https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/properties/territory-maps/
      • NST 7 – 800-539-2636
      • NST 8 – 800-546-0413
      • NST 14 – 800-546-1058
  1. Can I choose what information prints in the publication?

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

  1. I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black and white or color) plus captions.

If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

  1. Can anyone purchase a book?

The Eagle Scout Storytelling Publication is available for sale only to Eagle Scouts.

  1. When will I receive my book?

The total duration of the Eagle Scout Storytelling Project is about 12 months.

Outreach to all Eagle Scouts will begin at different times. Below is the tentative schedule for the book release by National Service Territory (NST). To determine which territory you are in, please visit https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/properties/territory-maps/

    • NST 7 – July/August 2022
    • NST 8 – July/August 2022
    • NST 14 –August/September 2022
  1. I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.