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Nearly 200,000 Eagle Alumni Strong

For 50 years the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) has been giving Eagle Scout pride a purpose—because a Scout’s journey does not end at Eagle. NESA members play a critical role in creating a world filled with leaders who are responsible, participating citizens guided by the Scout Oath and Law. 

As we look toward the next 50 years, NESA will continue to empower Eagle Scouts, like you, to perpetuate the mission, values, and time-honored traditions of Scouting for future generations. We will help you find ways to carry on the Eagle Scout tradition of excellence through time and treasure.

If you are not a member of our premier organization, please join today. We need you to protect the Eagle Scout legacy and help ensure the missions and traditions of Scouting are strong for the next 50 years.

Dan Coberly

An Eagle badge isn’t just something we wear on a uniform.  It’s a spirit that we carry in our hearts.

Dan Coberly, Eagle Class of 1970
DESA, Silver Buffalo, DSA | NESA Vice President (Communications) | Greater Alabama/Transatlantic Council

Membership Options

5-year Membership | $100.00

Five-year members play an important role ensuring the next generation has the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime adventures, friendships, and life-skills Scouting offers. As a 5-year member you will receive a customized NESA certificate, personalized membership card, direct NESA communications and members-only offers, and a welcome letter from the NESA president. All for less than $1.70 per month!

Lifetime Membership |$500.00

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

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.