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Portrait of Joel Sartore, 2021, by Ellen Sartore.

Eagle Spotlight: Joel Sartore

By: Robin Strachan | 
October 5, 2022
Eagle Scout Joel Sartore (1977) has devoted his life to saving animals and encouraging people to care about the Earth’s biodiversity. As a National Geographic Explorer and conservation photographer, he has authored numerous books and has contributed photographs to many others. He is also the founder of an ambitious project called the National Geographic Photo Ark that aims to document every animal in human care before the opportunity is lost forever.

Expert shares how to increase the chances of earning a scholarship by writing a good essay

By: Aaron Derr | 
October 5, 2022
When reviewing applications for the more than 60 college scholarships offered by the National Eagle Scout Association, a clear trend emerged: What consistently tripped up otherwise excellent applications more than anything else was the essay.

Eagle Scout tackles crucial job while living for weeks under the Arctic ice

By: Aaron Derr | 
October 3, 2022
As a mechanic assigned to the Navy’s USS Illinois submarine, Jason Buffi and the rest of his team had an important job: keeping the air in the submarine breathable as it spent three weeks under the Arctic ice.
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Lifetime Member is Finalist for America’s Top Young Scientist

By: Trevor Bormann | 
September 30, 2022
Eagle Scout Daniel Thomas will compete for the title of America’s Top Young Scientist this October.

Guess what these college mascots all have in common?

By: Aaron Derr | 
September 26, 2022
The job is performing as a college mascot, and when you look at the requirements, maybe it’s not surprising that four of them at different colleges within just a few hours of each other are all Eagle Scouts.
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Spotlight: National Capital Area Council Alumni & NESA Committee

September 13, 2022
In this council spotlight, learn what the Alumni and NESA Committee of the National Capital Area Council is doing to be successful.

Updates to Alumni & NESA Stores

By: Matthew Wallace | 
September 5, 2022
Learn about the updates coming to the Alumni and NESA stores.

Share your Eagle accomplishments with NESA’s Faces & Places

By: Michael Freeman | 
August 15, 2022
NESA recently launched a new online feature called Faces & Places. The page is designed to showcase the contributions NESA members make across the country and the accomplishments they reach on every level.

Final Notes from Knoxville headed to Jamboree ’23

By: Brandon Kelly | 
July 30, 2022
As we leave NOAC in Knoxville, we reflect on the interactions, new members, and achievements of all Eagle Scouts, combined with the great training on scholarships, building council committees with strong relations for the volunteers, as well as the leadership lessons earned from Frank Tsuru through the NESA 50 anniversary dinner.  It truly was a great success for Arrowmen and Eagles alike.

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