Requirement #1 - Be an Eagle Scout

It’s easy to join!

Are you an Eagle Scout? Then you have completed your first requirement to join!

Since Arthur Rose Eldred became the first Eagle Scout in the summer of 1912, more than two and half million men and women have followed in Arthur’s footsteps along the Trail to Eagle. And when they did, they changed the world.

Because the Trail to Eagle doesn’t really stop at Eagle.

For some, it continues on to the halls of power – to the White House and Congress, to the corner office and the executive suite. For others, it leads to the great outdoors – to the Appalachian Trail, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Still, for others, it culminates in service in the classroom and the laboratory, in the Peace Corps and the local community.

If you want to support Eagle Scouts and enjoy great benefits, we invite you to join NESA.

NESA reminds Eagle Scouts that there is no end to the Scouting Trail

NESA helps Eagle Scouts:

  • Connect with other Eagle Scouts
  • Serve their community
  • Learn new things and continue to find adventure
  • Give back to Scouts who are currently on the Trail to Eagle
  • Follow the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives

Stay Connected. It is worth it! There is so much happening in Scouting and we don’t want you to miss out. Whether you are interested in learning about famous Eagle Scouts, talks delivered by Eagles, our high adventure bases including our most recent base The Summit. No matter where you go NESA will keep you connected.

NESA members enjoy great perks and discounts. Benefits are tailored to what Eagle Scouts want and need.

Perks & discounts

Being an Eagle Scout is its own reward, but here are a couple more…​

We want to reward you for being an Eagle Scout.

You are part of our nation’s fabric: volunteering in your community, leading others in your spheres of influence, and being a participating citizen of our great country.

So, regardless of whether you’re a NESA member, if you’re an Eagle Scout, you can still access special, alumni-only discounts, perks, and services through our partnerships with select businesses or special discounts on recreational vehicles from Polaris just to name a few.

Access these perks and be sure to make your alumni benefits count: Access exclusive benefits.

Benefits report

Download the Benefits Report from our benefit provider, Abenity, to see a side-by-side comparison of our NESA member discounts next to AAA and AARP

NESA has a critical mission

Since its founding in 1972, NESA has supported the Boy Scouts of America by keeping Eagle Scouts involved and supportive of the BSA’s mission:

To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

If you think this mission is worth supporting, we invite you to join NESA.

You matter!​

The National Eagle Scout Association supports Eagle Scouts with an endowment to support Eagle Scouts beyond their time in Scouting. A significant portion of the NESA endowment funds are dedicated to fund scholarships that help enable Eagle Scouts to attend four-year accredited colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools.

You can always feel good about your affiliation in the National Eagle Scout Association.