Volunteering with your local NESA committee is one of the most fulfilling and impactful ways to perpetuate the mission, values, and time-honored traditions of Scouting for future generations. There are so many ways to get involved. Whether you volunteer with a pack, den, or troop or help at the council level, youth across America will benefit from the skills you bring to the table.
You can take the first step today by using our new tool to find your local council NESA committee. It takes two easy steps:
- Navigate to the Local NESA Committee page under Get Involved
- Search your local council’s name (do not include the word “council” in your search). If you don’t know which council/s are in your area, please use the council locator tool at the bottom of this page.
Here’s What You Can Expect
WHEN THE COUNCIL IS FOUND: The council record displays the most current information for the local committee Chair and Staff advisor, along with contact details of the council’s choosing. These may include email address, website URL, and/or phone number. If the information returned is incomplete, please use the BSA Alumni directory, SPARK, to find the Scouter you’re looking for.
WHAT IS SPARK?
SPARK is a new tool that allows Scouters to opt-in to connect and engage with fellow alumni. In cooperation with National staff, the BSA Alumni Association National Committee has developed a BSA Alumni directory called SPARK. In addition to “sparking” connections with old and new Scout friends, this tool allows you to update your contact information and certain aspects of your Scouting history. It can search by name, council and unit affiliation, occupation, and much more.
IF THE COUNCIL IS NOT FOUND: This is a bummer. Try these troubleshooting tips to find a council. If you don’t know where council/s are in your area, please use the council locator tool at the bottom of this page.
- Double-check the spelling of your council’s name, be sure not to include the word “council,” and search again.
- Some councils have merged or changed names. Use the “Find Your Local Council” tool in a tan box at the bottom of the page. Compare the results of Find Your Local Council with the NESA committee you were trying to locate. If different, try searching with the updated council name. Once again, do not include the word “council.”
- If you are aware of a local NESA committee within your current council, encourage the committee’s leadership to submit their info via the Local NESA Committee Addition or Update Request Form.
- If none of these return a result, it probably means your council does not have a NESA Committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get information about starting a local NESA Committee. Include your council’s Scout Executive and President in any conversations about forming a NESA committee.
For Council Committees
Thanks to volunteers of the National BSA Alumni Association who worked tirelessly to prove the initial list of local NESA Committees. We understand errors or omissions can occur in collecting data. Please use the Local NESA Committee Addition or Update Request Form, a link on the right-hand side of the screen above the council search bar, to edit or add your council’s entry. There is a section at the bottom of the form for additional notes you want to share.