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NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA)

nesaNESA Seeks Outstanding Eagles

The National Eagle Scout Association committee of the Heart of Virginia Council is seeking nominations for the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA). The NOESA was created as a compliment to the national Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to recognize these achievements by Eagle Scouts at the local, area and regional levels.

All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council.

Examples of possible recipients include:

  • Local or even national heroes and celebrities (with less than 25 years as an Eagle) at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others;
  • Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community;
  • Individuals who have attained prominence at the state level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to, athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities.

Nomination forms should be returned to the Heart of Virginia Council office, attention to Ellen Milano.

Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership. No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank and the NOESA may not be granted posthumously.

Over the years since the award was first presented in 2011, the Council’s NESA Awards and Recognition Committee has recognized 14 Eagle Scouts. Last year’s recipients included: Leon App; Jon Hatfield; Robert Miller; William Talley IV; and Randy Welch.