The Overall NESA Alumni initiative
General Best Practices for Growth of Local Eagle Alumni Operations
- Conduct ongoing recruitment of Eagle alumni, and save all indications of interest in a database. Maximize grassroots efforts during all contact opportunities with the public including:
- Fundraising events such as golf tournaments, breakfasts, luncheons, etc.
- Youth-recruiting activities
- Public events such as parades, Scout Show, community celebrations, fairs
- Community service events such as service clubs, chambers of commerce, etc.
- Obtain or produce promotional materials that are easy for volunteers to carry and share with alumni who are identified during networking interactions. Materials may include business cards with association references, trifold brochures outlining Scouting facts and opportunities, and website references.
- Host prominent events recognizing youth and adults. Events may include an Eagle Scout recognition banquet, luncheon, or breakfast. Business sponsors are likely to provide support since the events provide excellent opportunities for business association with Scouting’s best.
- Host quarterly events for adult Eagle Scout alumni. Successful events combine socialization, networking, community connections, and Scouting information.
- Establish a governance process and selection process in conjunction with the Awards Subcommittee, to identify candidates for NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout and Distinguished Eagle Scout Award recognition. Make this candidate identification a priority for council operations, with annual recognition as the goal.
- Regularly highlight the activities, projects, and successes of Eagle Scouts at executive board Recognize Eagle Scouts at Scouting events, including Order of the Arrow events, youth leadership programs, district dinners, etc.
- Recognize Eagle Scouts at Scouting events, including Order of the Arrow events, youth leadership programs, district dinners, etc.
- Create a council NESA committee with a chairman who is a member of the council executive board. Once completely staffed, the committee should be responsible for planning, program, and membership, and have goals that support the council strategic plan.
- Prominently display NESA on the council website, highlighting events, promoting membership, and inviting new membership registration