Eagle Scout Alumni

The Purposes of a Council NESA Committee

  • Support the council’s mission and vision.
  • Help the council achieve its Journey to Excellence goals.
  • To find and encourage Eagle Scouts to become active resources for the council leadership and programs.
  • Recognize Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit and Sea Scouting Quartermaster Scouts for their achievements.
  • Recognize Scholar Scouts through the Soaring Eagle Scholarship
  • Recognize Outstanding Eagle Scouts for their contributions in Scouting and their Community.
  • Recognize Outstanding Alumni for their achievements in promoting Scouting and their ability to reconnecting Scouting Alumni.
  • Establish networking opportunities for our members.

Upcoming Events

New Kalamazoo Office Open House – Thursday, September 14th, 2017

When you earned your Eagle Scout rank, you became a member of a very exclusive group of Boy Scouts. We would like to give you the opportunity to re-connect with your fellow Eagles, share a few stories, and see how Scouting has changed since you were involved. Please join us at an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th at our new Kalamazoo office, located at 3497 S. 9th Street.

In addition, we are hosting an open house at Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, at 6278 Texas Drive, at the same time. Come take a tour and see the many exciting updates, including the STEM Center and Seed to Life Program area. These gatherings are exclusively for our local Eagle Scouts and will feature Dutch Oven cobblers for you to sample, in addition to other light refreshments.

No need to RSVP, and we have a team of staff and volunteers who are looking forward to meeting you and showing you around.

Please consider joining us for what we hope will be the first of many Eagle alumni gatherings.
Here is a map to the new Kalamazoo Office / Scout Shop
Here is a map to Rota Kiwan Scout Reservation in Texas Township

Please contact the Scout office at 734-971-7100 or Scout Executive, Melissa Stricherz at Melissa.stricherz@scouting.org if you have any questions.


Soaring Eagle Scholarship

The Soaring Eagle Scholarship was established to recognize a scout for their efforts in both academics and scouting. This can also include extra activities that they are participating in. A single $1000.00 scholarship is given per year but can be renewed annually. Only Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit and Sea Scouting Quartermaster recipients may apply during their senior. Deadline is December 31st of each year. Download the form

Alumni Awards

Council Alumnus of the Year Award

The Council Alumnus of the Year Award is different than other awards in Scouting as it does not simply recognize the individual for being a distinguished person or honor those giving time and energy to the BSA as a volunteer leader; Scouting already has awards that do that.
It is more of a combination between the two.
Primary consideration is given to those that remind Scouting alumni to maintain a lifetime relationship with Scouting, which enables Scouting to remain healthy for future generations. In addition, potential recipients of the award may be nominated based on the three following categories:
• Career and/or avocation, such as achieving high honor or distinction in their chosen profession.
• Community service, including contributions to Scouting or other community efforts or organizations.
• Scouting promotion, contributing significantly to the promotion and/or advancement of the BSA alumni program and activities at a council level over a sustained period of time through word and/or deed.
Deadline for all nominations need to be received by December 31st of each year.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination. The award is given by the National Eagle Scout Association upon the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Eagle Scouts. Deadline for Nominations are due by Jan 1st of each year

National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. The NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact in the community. Deadline for Nominations are due by Jan 1st of each year.

BSA Alumni Award

A recognition program to encourage participation and work in council alumni relations programs, including NESA activities; areas of work include alumni identification/promotion, alumni engagement, personal participation, and education. 


Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
The National Eagle Scout Association has established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists.

Council Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
On or before January 1st of each year, an Eagle Scout, his parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit his Eagle Scout service project for consideration. The Scout must have passed his Eagle board of review in the prior calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Each council NESA committee will choose one winner from among the council nominees. The winner will receive a certificate and a bronze device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot from the National Eagle Scout Association. In addition, it is recommended that each winner’s name be added to a perpetual plaque located in the council service center or other prominent local council facility, and provided by the council. All council winners will be considered for the Regional Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award. Council winners are encouraged to submit a link to an HD video about their project to the national NESA office.

Regional Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
Regional NESA committees will select one winner for each region on or before March 31 each year. Regional award winners will be considered for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. The three regional winners who do not win the national award will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. The local councils of those three regional winners (not the national winner) also will receive a $500 award. All regional winners will receive a certificate and a gold device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot. The national winner and his local council will receive only the national prize as described below.

Useful Alumni Links

Eagle Scouts of Metro Detroit on Facebook

Eagle Scouts of Metro Detroit on LinkedIn

The Scouting Alumni Association
Your one in place to reconnect to Scouting, update your information and find events near you.

National Boy Scouts Supply
Buy your Scouting gear from tents to uniforms and so much more. This site has it all.

The National Eagle Scout Association
Eagle Scout can find out more what The National Eagle Scout Association is planning and more detail on awards and scholarships. Special member’s discounts on camping gear for members only.

The National Eagle Scout Association Store
Eagle Scouts and parents can buy gear, specialty items and even patches.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship Online Application
This site is for the current or future Eagle Scout’s planning to apply for any of the National Eagle Scout Association scholarships. You must setup an account and fill out the online application. Please note that all of the scholarships are for members of NESA or an Eagle Scout must become a member in order to be awarded any on the listed scholarships.