Frequently Asked Questions - The National Eagle Scout Association

Frequently Asked Questions

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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:

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 the following:

  • Description of the 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 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 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

For lost or replaced credentials, go to:

Membership FAQs

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.

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

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.

PCI publishes the annual “Class of Eagles” yearbook. When the Class of 2021 Eagle Yearbook was delivered, quality issues were apparent. NESA immediately addressed the problems with PCI, and they agreed to reprint and replace each and every 2021 yearbook––at no cost to Eagle Scout families or to NESA.

PCI will be emailing customers information relevant to their purchases. The delivery date for the replacement book will be in the late May-June 2023 timeframe. PCI has apologized for this quality control issue, especially since these books are generally well-received and provide our Eagles with a first-rate publication commemorating this significant Scouting achievement.

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 888-861-7112.

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.

Have More Questions?

Local NESA Committee Addition or Update Request

Use of this email will be for internal NESA Communications and will not be public facing.
Use of this email will be for internal NESA Communications and will not be public facing.