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NESA Distinguished Service Award

In 1976, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committee established the NESA Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to recognize those who have given extraordinary leadership and service to NESA resulting in a significant impact on a national or regional level. It is given for dedicated service over a period of years to NESA, promotion and reengagement of Eagle Scouts and young people earning rank of Eagle Scouts. It is for lengthy national or regional to NESA/Eagle Scout service and not a distinguished citizen or person of the year award.

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NESA Distinguished Service Award

In 1976, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committee established the NESA Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to recognize those who have given extraordinary leadership and service to NESA resulting in a significant impact on a national or regional level. It is given for dedicated service over a period of years to NESA, promotion and reengagement of Eagle Scouts and young people earning rank of Eagle Scouts. It is for lengthy national or regional to NESA/Eagle Scout service and not a distinguished citizen or person of the year award.

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New Eagle Scout?

Learn what steps a new Eagle should take to make sure they are recognized for their achievement.

Contact GGAC NESA

Have a comment, question, idea, interest in helping, or know an Eagle Scout who is, contact us!

Alumni Questionnaire

Have you completed the Golden Gate Area Council's Eagle Scout Alumni questionnaire?

Upcoming Events

Check out the Golden Gate Area Council's NESA calendar for upcoming events and programs.

Eagle Scout | Spotlights

Eagle | Spotlights

Michael McDowell at Eagle Cost of Honor

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell earned his Eagle in 1986 with Troop 93, Des Mones, IA of the Mid-Iowa Council. Studying at both Iowa State University and the University of California, Davis, Michael now finds himself living in Pleasant Hill with his wife. The former Scoutmaster of Troop 405, where his son attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016. Michael continues his service with the Golden Gate Area Council as a commissioner for the Briones District and on the council’s Camping, Communications, and STEM committees.

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Michael McDowell at Eagle Cost of Honor

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell earned his Eagle in 1986 with Troop 93, Des Mones, IA of the Mid-Iowa Council. Studying at both Iowa State University and the University of California, Davis, Michael now finds himself living in Pleasant Hill with his wife. The former Scoutmaster of Troop 405, where his son attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016. Michael continues his service with the Golden Gate Area Council as a commissioner for the Briones District and on the council’s Camping, Communications, and STEM committees.

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About NESA

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA, pronounced nee sah) helps Eagle Scouts stay in touch with Scouting and hear positive stories about how Scouting transforms the lives of youth through developing their leadership skills, character, citizenship, and physical fitness.

NESA is also an outlet for alumni to network and collaborate with one another, which may include increasing business connections and participating in service to the BSA or other organizations.

NESA in the GGAC​

The Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) has dedicated volunteers bringing the benefits of the national association to Eagle’s and their families locally.