Council NESA Committee Position Responsibilities

Typical NESA Organization Chart

NOTE: When first starting out, it will take time to fill all of these positions. Start small, but start and in time your committee look similar to this.

Council NESA Committee Chair​

The Council NESA Chair:

  • Serves as a member of the local council executive board
  • Is responsible to the council president and council Scout executive for all aspects of NESA in the local council
  • Serves as an advocate and spokesman for NESA in the local council
  • Serves as ex-officio member to each district NESA committee (or appoint a vice Chair)
  • Is responsible for the operations and effectiveness of NESA in the local council
  • Supports the mission of the Boy Scouts of America

NESA Awards Subcommittee Chair

The Role of the NESA Awards Subcommittee Chair is to:

  • Recruit at least three other volunteers to serve on the committee

  • Create a method and process for reviewing and selecting the recommended candidates for the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

  • Create a method and process for reviewing and selecting the recommended candidates for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

  • Create a method and process for reviewing the Eagle Scout projects for submission to the council NESA committee for the Adams Award competition

  • Create a method and process for reviewing applicants for the NESA Distinguished as a Service Award.

  • Create other methods of recognizing local Eagle Scouts

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the council NESA committee Chair

  • Inform and encourage Scoutmasters and new Eagle Scouts of the Adams Awards.

  • Encourage NESA members to join the Legacy Society

NESA Events Subcommittee Chair

The Role of the NESA Events Subcommittee Chair is to:

 

  • Recruit at least three other volunteers to serve on the committee

  • Plan social events for members—at least six per year (try one or two to start)

  • Support existing council activities and provide opportunities for interaction with NESA members and the Scouting community at large

  • Organize and host NESA recognition dinners

  • Be familiar with the benefits of NESA membership and promote those benefits, including the members only social networking component of www.NESA.org, its job-search engine, and online community

  • Follow up with members who have decided to not participate in local NESA events

  • Create a method and process for reviewing and selecting the recommended candidates for the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. The details on the NOESA can be found at: http://nesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NOESA-NOMINATION-FORM11.14.17.pdf

  • Create a method and process for reviewing and selecting the recommended candidates for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in coordination with the Scout Executive and Council President. The details on the DESA can be found at: http://nesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DESA-Nomination-Form.pdf

  • Create a method and process for reviewing the Eagle Scout projects for submission to the council NESA committee for the Adams Award competition details at: http://nesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ADAMS-NATIONAL-EAGLE-SCOUT-SERVICE-PROJECT-OF-THE-YEAR-NOMINATION-FORM.pdf

  • Create a method and process for reviewing if an Eagle Scout in national or regional service to NESA should be nominated for the Distinguished Service Award details at: (Under construction).

  • Create a method and process for encouraging James E. West Council members who are Eagle Scouts to become member of the NESA Legacy Society. Details can be found at: http://nesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LEGACY-SOCIETY-FORM.pdf

  • Create other methods of recognizing local Eagle Scouts (such as Annual Eagle Class honoree)

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the council NESA committee chairman.

NESA Service Projects Subcommittee Chair

The Role of the NESA Service Projects Subcommittee Chair is to:

  • Recruit at least three other volunteers to serve on the committee

  • Plan and execute community or council property service projects done by Eagle Scouts

  • Plan and execute a concentrated Eagle Scout Day of Service

  • Submit a NESA Committee Service grant application

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the council NESA committee Chair

NESA Communications Subcommittee Chair

The Role of the NESA Events Subcommittee Chair is to:

  • Recruit at least three other volunteers to serve on the committee
  • Be creative in communicating to the entire council the role of the council NESA committee
  • Use electronic media as much as possible and share the Scouting story with the community at large
  • Review www.NESA.org often and spread the word about opportunities for council Eagle Scouts such as scholarships, Eagle Scout Argonaut program, etc.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the council NESA committee Chair

NESA Membership Subcommittee Chair

The Role of the NESA Membership Subcommittee Chair is to:

  • Assist with the search for adult Eagle Scouts who are not involved in Scouting and not members of NESA

  • Ensure that all Eagle Scouts are enrolled in NESA with particular emphasis on life memberships

  • Encourage all Eagle Scouts to utilize www.NESA.org to stay in touch with NESA, regularly update their personal Eagle Scout records, and to locate and identify Eagle Scout friends and acquaintances whose records are not up to date

  • Be familiar with the benefits of NESA membership and promote those benefits, including awards, scholarships, the members-only social networking component of www.NESA.org, its job search engine, and the online community

  • Activate ways and means that will result in every new Eagle Scout being presented with a NESA membership at the time of the Eagle court of honor

  • Follow up with members who have decided to not participate in NESA

  • Help maintain the local contact database of Eagle Scouts and NESA members

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the council NESA Committee Chair