Frequently Asked Questions

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Membership FAQ

NESA is the largest and most recognized group of Eagle Scout Alumni Achievers. We’ve kept membership fees artificially low for many years while offering a high number of college scholarships and other unique Eagle Scout opportunities.  Just as you and your family must keep pace with rising costs, we must ensure a robust ability to deliver membership experiences that support and protect the mission, values, and time-honored traditions of Scouting.

NESA 5-year Memberships: $100.00

Five- year members receive a customized NESA certificate, a personalized membership card, access to NESA member website, direct NESA communications, and a welcome letter from the NESA president. All for less than $1.70 per month! 

NESA Lifetime Memberships: $500.00

Life members receive a gold NESA pin, a customized certificate, a personalized membership card, access to NESA websites and direct communications, a welcome letter from the NESA president, and the satisfaction of knowing their membership is secure for life.  A NESA Lifetime membership is a bargain compared to many other groups that charge $1,000-$5,000 or more depending upon age.

No. NESA memberships are unique to each Eagle Scout and are thus non-transferable.

Eagle Scouts or their gift sponsors may complete a membership application here. The local Council must have first entered verification of Eagle Scout achievements into their database. Paper applications are no longer accepted.  Very rare exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

General NESA FAQs

We are working to bring you a better experience. Look for more information when the new site is launched.

It’s totally legit! We’ve even created a special FAQ for this project. You can check it out here.

Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) is working with us to deliver this special package, rolling out the postcards by National Service Territory.

If you have questions that aren’t answered by this FAQ, please send us an email at: nationaleaglescout.association@scouting.org.

We are currently processing memberships in monthly batches. Depending on when you order, it could be 6-8 weeks for delivery. If you ordered before July 2020, please provide the following:

  • Scout’s first and last name
  • Scout’s board of review date
  • Scouts address
  • How the purchase was made )website, mail-in, Publishing Concepts package)

If your NESA membership packet contains an error or was damaged in the mail, please provide following:

  • Description of issue with the packet
  • Scout’s first and last name
  • Scout’s board of review date
  • Scout’s address 
  • Date of purchase
  • How the purchase was made (website, mail-in Publishing Concepts package)

You can update your contact information by logging into or creating an account at my.scouting.org. You will need your BSA member ID (the registration number from your local council) to create an account. If you don’t have it, please contact your local council.

Every registered BSA member has an ID number, which is printed on the bottom of his or her registration card. If you have been associated with multiple councils, you will likely have a member ID for each council. To find your primary member ID number, log into my.scouting.org and select “Menu” under “Manage Member ID.”

The 2022 NESA scholarship portal will open for applications on December 1, 2021. For more information on available scholarships, please visit https://nesa.org/scholarships/

Annual Eagle Class Yearbook

We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new Yearbook. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation. This project allows NESA to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our Eagles and how we can better serve you and future Eagles.

Yes, in a few different ways:

  • Updated Information – Allows us to effectively communicate with and engage Eagles
  • Legacy – Preserves the history of our organization
  • Revenue – Generate revenue for NESA programs
  • Pride – Wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization

The National Eagle Scout Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

  • The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by the National Eagle Scout Association for the publication of the Yearbook and/or Directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Yearbook and/or Directory and except as required by court order or law.
  • The Yearbook and/or Directory will be made available only to Eagle Scouts who earned their Eagle status in 2021. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to the National Eagle Scout Association any and all electronic files that have been supplied by the National Eagle Scout Association or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Yearbook and/or Directory.

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 NESA project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. One of the numbers for NESA is 855-912-8517.

If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590.

Class yearbooks are only available for sale only to those who earned Eagle status in a specific year.

The total duration of the project is about 12 months. The goal is to distribute directories so they arrive in time for Christmas the following year.

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590 or to NESA directly.

Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.800.982.1590 and they will take care of this for you.

NESA 50th

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.

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

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.

  • 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

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.

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).

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

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

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

Ask The Chairman

If there are still questions that have not been answered, please check our Alumni site page: https://scoutingalumni.org/resources/ask-the-chairman/.