Guidebooks

Find what you need to run a successful NESA program.

NESA has several guidebooks available to help your council carry out an effective alumni relations program.

Nesa committee guidebook and chairman orientation guide (pdf, 667 kb)

The NESA Committee Guidebook and Chairman Orientation Guide is the official NESA road map. Consider it NESA 101 with  a toolbox that helps councils organize their committees at a council and district level, determine roles and responsibilities, plan events, and much more.

Anniversary/Reunion guide for unit leaders

Anniversary/Reunion guide (PDF, 2.3MB)

Is your unit planning an anniversary event? Would you like to see more Eagle Scouts at a recognition event such as an Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Or perhaps, you would like to see more alumni supporting your unit with their financial resources or time. Whatever the case, this guide produced by Scouting Alumni and Friends will help you never lose contact with your greatest fans and resource.

Printable forms

The National Eagle Scout Association has several forms used in carrying out the NESA program. All of the forms are available online and many are form fillable that allows printing and saving a copy of the form.

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Please download the form and open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Instructions for obtaining the free Adobe Acrobat Reader are at the bottom of this page.

Individual nomination

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) (170KB, 11/2017)
Includes fields to allow users to fill out the document via computer.
Form is savable.

National Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) (157KB, 11/2017)
Includes fields to allow users to fill out the document via computer. Form is savable.

Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year (ESSPY) (129KB, 11/2017)
Includes fields to allow users to fill out the document via computer. Form is savable.

Individual (other)

Legacy Society (3.15 MB, 11/2017)
Form is printable.

Join NESA Form (1.1 MB, 11/2017)
Form is printable.

National BSA forms

The national BSA web site has several official forms available on its forms page. These include the various BSA Medical Exam forms, Tour Permits, and more.
Note, this national BSA forms page is not part of the Scouting Alumni and Friends web site, and is not maintained by the Scouting Alumni and Friends web site staff.

Online version format

The online forms are in “Portable Document Format” (PDF). Some forms Includes fields in the PDF document, which allow users to fill out most items on the downloaded form, then print a completed version.

Get Information about how to read PDF format and how to use Fields in PDF documents.